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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
  • 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

2024 Sessions

Early Science And Sensemaking

Saturday, August 31 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $25
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Dive into effective techniques and engaging activities to cultivate sense-making in young children through science. Learn how to foster inquiry, critical thinking, and understanding of scientific concepts using hands-on exploration and playful learning.

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Engineering In The Early Years

Saturday, August 31 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $25
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Explore innovative strategies and hands-on activities to introduce engineering concepts to young children. Learn how to foster problem-solving skills, creativity, and curiosity through the engineering design process.

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Dramatic Science: Playful Learning in the Classroom

Saturday, September 7 | 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. | $25
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Discover imaginative dramatic play activities that inspire kids to see themselves in exciting STEM careers. Learn hands-on strategies to make STEM fun and engaging for young learners!

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Cultivating Early Coding Skills

Saturday, September 7 | 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. | $25
CREATE at Arizona Science Center®

Discover practical strategies and hands-on activities to introduce foundational coding concepts to young children. Learn how to integrate coding into your curriculum, making learning fun and developmentally appropriate. Equip yourself with resources to foster a love for coding in your classroom.

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Early Childhood Educator Science Series Generously Supported by


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.

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