Resources

CASTME links science, technology and mathematics (STEM) educators across the Commonwealth.  It has a UK-based board of trustees, with groups in Africa, Asia, and Europe. (Charity No. 1111749. Limited Company Registration No. 05001658)  

References

⚙ ​Barbre, J. G. (2017). Baby steps to STEM: Infant and toddler science, technology, engineering, and math activities. Redleaf Press.

⚙ ​Brophy, S., Klein, S., Portsmore, M. & Rogers, C. (2008). Advancing engineering education in P-12 classrooms. Journal of Engineering Education, 97(3), 369–387. doi:10.1002/j.2168-9830.2008.tb00985.x.

⚙ ​Daly, L., & Beloglovosky, M. (2015). Loose parts: Inspiring play in young children. Redleaf Press.

⚙ ​ Lange, A. A., Brenneman, K., & Mano, H. (2019). Teaching STEM in the preschool classroom: Exploring big ideas with 3- to 5-year-olds. Teachers College Press.

⚙ ​Moomaw, S. (2013). Teaching STEM in the early years: Activities for integrating science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Redleaf Press.

⚙ ​National Association for the Education of Young Children (2013). NAEYC early childhood program standards and accreditation criteria & guidance for assessment. www.naeyc. org/files/academy/file/AllCriteriaDocument.pdf.

⚙ ​National Science Teachers Association (2014). Statement of early childhood science education. http://www.nsta.org/about/positions/earlychildhood.aspx.

⚙ ​Ontario Ministry of Education. (2010). The full-day early learning–kindergarten program 2010-11 (draft version). Toronto, ON: Queen’s Printer for Ontario Retrieved from http://www.edu.gov.on.ca/eng/curriculum/elementary/kindergarten_english_june3.pdf.

⚙ ​Petroski, H. (2003). Engineering: Early education. American Scientist, 91, 206–209.

⚙ ​ Tippett, C. D., & Milford, T. M. (2017). Findings from a pre-kindergarten classroom: Making the case for STEM in early childhood education. International Journal of Science and Mathematics Education, 15(Sup 1), S67–S86. doi:10.1007/s10763-017-9812-8