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Studying the Role of the Executive Functions in Early STEM Learning

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Nurturing STEM Skills in Young Learners, PreK–3

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Young Children Explore the World: Seriously Amazing Experiences at the Smithsonian

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The mission of the Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) is two-fold: to provide a high-quality educational program for young children and to advance educational opportunities for all children by sharing SEEC’s expertise on a national level, thereby furthering the education mandate of the Smithsonian Institution (SI).

The Young Scientist: Teaching and Learning Science in Preschool Classrooms

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The Missing T & E in Early Childhood STEM: Young Children as Programmers and Engineers

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The Development of Model-Based Reasoning

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The Building Blocks and TRIAD Early Mathematics Projects

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Technology and the Future of Preschool: Developmentally Appropriate and Evidence-Based Approaches to Integrating Technology in the Classroom

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Supports for Preschool STEM Learners and the Teachers Who Teach Them

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School-readiness gaps exist in language, literacy, mathematics, and science between at-risk and more-advantaged learners. Risk factors for lack of school readiness include being a non-Asian child of color, coming from a family of low socio-economic status, and speaking a home language other than English. Because the children who arrive in our preschools and elementary schools increasingly fit into one or more of these categories, innovative solutions to enhancing school readiness are critical.

Scaffolding Young Math Learners to Be Effective Spatial Problem Solvers

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