More than 125 childcare providers and teachers participated in the Building Science Learning in Early Childhood conference sponsored by Explora with support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The professional development was coordinated by our Early Childhood Accountability Partnership Network (ECAP) and some of its partners.
Conference objectives included building confidence and a greater understanding of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) as an essential part of early learning and identifying tools for engaging families in learning.
Participants left with knowledge, resources, and materials that they can take back to apply in their early learning classrooms.
The Making Moments Matter program was one of 12 breakout sessions in which guests could participate.
The response to this type of event was overwhelming and indicates that there is a significant need for early childhood providers in New Mexico,” says Tracy McDaniel ECAP and event coordinator.
Early discussion indicates that this work will continue with a focus on family engagement in STEAM learning.