Early Childhood Science Interest Forum

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  • Join us for the second online EC Science Interest Forum meeting!

    Please join us for our second ECSIF online monthly meeting on Tuesday June 25th at 8-9 pm EST (intentionally late so our pacific, central, and mountain friends can join us!!) Help us generate community guidelines for future meetings AND enjoy a presentation by Ann Marie Cornelison about her work overseeing the STEM lab and integrating technology into the summer camp program at East Tennessee State University. Children making videos of their own work and thinking? Interviewing other kids about their work and play? Come hear all about it! Sign-on information for the meeting will be forthcoming. We will look forward to seeing you there!!
  • Want to advance Early Childhood Science?

    We are always looking for more hands on deck to help the Early Childhood Science Interest Forum thrive and stay active and vibrant. This year we created a sign-up sheet for anyone who wants to pitch in and help us stretch toward our 2018-2019 goals....presenting, writing, connecting with NSTA, and embracing equity. Take a look and see if any of the tasks on the list appeal to you. If not, please feel free to suggest a new one! The sign-up sheet is in the list of resources. Take a peek!

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Welcome to the Early Childhood Science Interest Forum of NAEYC!
The NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum intends to connect early childhood educators—those who are new to science and those who are passionate about teaching it—for the purpose of creating a national dialogue around issues related to science teaching and learning.
The forum’s overall goals are to:
• build understanding of the nature of quality science teaching and learning;
• promote public understanding of the importance of inquiry-based science curriculum and appropriate content and an awareness of what all young children are capable of doing and learning;
• provide opportunities for the exchange of effective strategies and quality materials for teaching science;
• identify and provide resources to AEYC Affiliates when they want to plan science-related professional development opportunities or other science-related events;
• support efforts to expand professional development opportunities for teachers and administrators; and
• establish and maintain a collaborative relationship with other professional organizations with similar goals, such as the National Science Teachers Association, the Council for Elementary Science Education, and the Association of Constructivist Teaching.
Join us! The NAEYC Early Childhood Science Interest Forum (ECSIF) provides an opportunity for early childhood educators to network with others about teaching science, explore what is appropriate content, discuss what young children are capable of doing and learning, exchange effective strategies and materials, and learn about resources for boosting inquiry‐based science in early childhood.
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