In this two-week extended course, go beyond exploring what science in early childhood looks like and begin to apply that knowledge into practice through a Learn-Apply format. The Learn section of this extended course explores what science looks like in early childhood programs and science in the early childhood years. Examine the role of the child care professional in supporting young children'</span><span lang=”IT”>s scientific inquiry</span><span lang=”EN”> and learning to create an environment that promotes science experiences for children. Then in the Apply section, begin to apply knowledge by completing an Apply Project. You will choose between two project options: complete the project offline and return online to submit your project, engage in interactive peer learning discussions, and self-reflect.
This extended course includes a group Zoom or individual call with your trainer. The Learn section of the course contains the same content as Notice, Wonder, Explore Science with Children
There are several due date requirements. On the first Monday, the Introduction section is due by noon (CST), the online Learn portion is due by the end of the first week, Thursday noon (CST), and all remaining course requirements are due by the end of the course session.
Course is appropriate for all early care and education professionals in center-based and family child care settings with basic knowledge of physical development