Course Resources – ECED 2309



Guiding Principles for Use of Technology with Early Learners

Loose Parts: Construction

Parts Spotlight on Loose Parts

Outdoor Play with Loose Parts

Early Intervention Technical Assistance Portal

The 7 conservation activities that can help your child with math and more (Piaget)

The Fred Rogers Center

Children and Nature Network

Guides to Including Young Children with Disabilities in STEM Learning Opportunities. The STEM Innovation for Inclusion in Early Education Center (STEMIE) recently released two guides on including young children with disabilities in STEM learning opportunities. A Guide to Adaptations. This guide provides information on how adults can make adaptations to support the access and full participation
of young children in STEM learning opportunities. The guide focuses on environment (e.g., room set-up, equipment, how an activity is done, length of time), materials (e.g., adaptations to toys, materials, assistive technology devices), and instruction (e.g., add information, reduce steps).

A Guide to Teaching Practices. This guide shares practices used by adults (e.g., family members, practitioners) or, in some instances, by other children to help facilitate children’s participation in everyday routines, learning experiences, and activities. Using these strategies engages children in activities, maintains their interest, and provides opportunities for them to learn concepts and thinking skills that support STEM learning when using adaptations is not a sufficient support.

No Child Left Inside


NAEYC Joint Position Statement on Inclusion.

National Science Teachers Association Position Statement: Early Childhood Science Education

NAEYC Math Position Statement. Early Childhood Mathematics: Promoting Good Beginnings

NAEYC Position Statement: Technology and Interactive Media

Using Technology Appropriately in the Early Childhood Classroom

It’s Never too Early for S.T.E.M.

NAEYC: Technology and Young Children: Preschoolers and Kindergartners

Examples of Assistive Technology for Young Children

Effective Classroom Practice: Infants and Toddlers


Assistive Technology

Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Science Resources


Children’s Books

• Biology
- What Do You Do With a Tail Like This? Steve Jenkins and Robin Page
- Hairs/ Pelitos by Sandra Cisneros
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Animals in The Forest by Visiting Fellow John Wood
- I’m the Biggest Thing in the Ocean by Kevin Sherry (math concepts of size)

• Botany
- The Tiny Seed Eric Carle
- Planting a Rainbow Lois Ehlert The Carrot Seed by Ruth Krauss.

• Physical Science
- What Do Wheels Do All Day? April Jones Prince
- Motion: Push and Pull, Fast and Slow by Darlene R. Stille.
- Magnet Max by Monica Lozano Hughes

• Earth Science
- Drop: An Adventure through the Water Cycle by Kate Moon
- Once in a Full Moon by Carolinda Goodman A Rock is Lively by Dianna Hutts Aston

• Chemistry
- Pete the Cat and the Supercool Science Fair by James Dean

Technology Resources

Technology Activities

Integrating Technology into a Preschool Classroom

Eastern Video Technology in the Classroom

Engineering Resources


Multiple NAEYC articles regarding Engineering and other STEM topics.

Creating and Engineering Design Process (EDP) for the Preschool Classroom

How to Teach Engineering to Preschoolers

Engaging Preschoolers in STEM: It’s Easier Than You Think!


Introducing a preschool engineering curriculum

What’s an Engineer? (A great video to explain the field of engineering to preservice teachers)

Children’s Books

The Most Magnificent Thing, by Ashley Spires

What Do You Do With an Idea?, by Kobi Yamada, illustrated by Mae Besom

If I Built a Car, by Chris Van Dusen

If I Built a House, by Chris Van Dusen

The Little Red Fort, by Brenda Maier, illustrated by Sonia Sanchez

The Carpenter, by Bruna Barros.

Math Resources


Teaching Math to Young Children from the What Works Clearinghouse.(Discusses core math concepts, developmental progressions, and recommendations for instruction)

NAEYC Making Math Meaningful for Young Children

Edutopia: A Playful Approach to Math


Children’s Books

Inch by Inch, Leo Lionni (measurement)

Mouse Count, Ellen Stoll Walsh (Counting – cardinality)

Mouse Shapes, Ellen Stoll Walsh (geometry)

Rosie’s Walk, Pat Hutchins (Spatial Relations)

The Doorbell Rang, Pat Hutchins (subtraction)

Five Creatures, Emily Jenkins (classification)

Round is a Pancake, Joan Sullivan Baranski (geometry)

How Much is a Million, David Schwartz (quantity)