Early Childhood Educator Science Series

Early Childhood Educator Science Series

Curiosity, wonder, amazement! Young children are engaged by and welcome the opportunity to explore their world and confront challenging concepts in science, technology and engineering. Join us for our Early Childhood Educator Science Series as we explore, investigate and reflect on the core concepts and practices that support inquiry in the early childhood classroom.

Benefits of Early Childhood Educator Science Series
  • Ideal for Preschool - First Grade Educators
  • Earn three professional development hours, thanks to the generous support of PNC Foundation
  • Chance to win great raffle prizes
  • Complimentary picture book to take back to the classroom for session content implementation
  • Free Educator Membership, compliments of APS

2023 Sessions

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Session 1: Early Science and Sensemaking

Saturday, August 12 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $20
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Explore the research behind the importance of teaching science in the early childhood classroom. Learn specific strategies and techniques that actively engage children in sensemaking.


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Session 2: STEM Through Guided Play

Saturday, August 26 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $20
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Observing, Planning, Guiding: Learn to set up the classroom environment and use open-ended comments, questions and suggestions to guide children toward learning goals while still providing children with choices.


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Session 3: Engineering in the Early Years

Saturday, September 9 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $20
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Experience how to introduce the foundations of engineering to children to effectively engage in problem-solving challenges.


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Session 4: Developing Language Through Early Science

Saturday, September 30 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $20
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

With intentional support from teachers during guided inquiry experiences, children can develop a rich vocabulary and new communication skills. Explore three specific supports that promote language development during science.

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Preschool Science Series is Generously Supported By


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Funding has been provided by the PNC Foundation, the charitable arm of the PNC Financial Services Group. PNC supports early childhood education through, PNC Grow Up Great, a $500 million, multi-year, bilingual initiative that began in 2004 to help prepare children from birth to age 5 for success in school and life.