Join us for our 3rd Community of Practice event this year; bringing steam into every day practice in Early year’s Education.
This workshop has been developed for Childcare Practitioners working in Early Year’s Settings.
Applying a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Maths) approach to early education allows young children to see everything they encounter in the natural world as an opportunity for exploration and learning.
STEAM learning happens naturally everyday as children explore, play, and try new things. When young children have the opportunity to investigate the world around them, they learn and experiment with new STEAM skills and theories. Research shows there is a positive relationship between early STEAM experiences and future success in school.
The facilitator of this workshop Brenda Lattimore, is an owner/ manager of a large early years setting and a part time lecturer in DCU on the BECE degree course. She has worked in early years education and care for the past sixteen years and recently completed her masters through CREC (Birmingham City University). Her key interests are pedagogical practice and documentation. She is currently involved in research in DCU looking at the development of early numeracy.
She has studied the philosophy and teaching practices of the Reggio Emilia approach extensively and has seen the benefits for the children in her setting, in particular the use of materials as expressive languages and the 100 Languages of children.