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R9HSA Solutions Webinar: Enhancing Learning with Early Childhood Engineering

October 17, 2017 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Join guests David Scahill from The Discovery Source and Diane Spahn from Kodo for an informative look at Engineering Play and it’s benefits to both children and adults. They’ll explain what engineering is in ECE, include practical tips for recognizing engineering play behaviors, explain how to identify learning within the Head Start Domains, and achieve school readiness goals.They’ll also offer ideas for retooling your existing environment to support your budding engineers and scientists. Learn how engineering play can positively impact adult/child interactions and more in this dynamic webinar.


Diane M. Spahn – Education Specialist – Kodo

She has had extensive experience using the design process with young children to foster engineering skills and critical thinking. Diane writes a national blog supporting ECE professionals on how to identify engineering in the classroom and how to broaden and deepen children’s STEM investigations.



David Scahill – President & CEO – The Discovery Source

Dave has spent the past 33 years working with and training early childhood programs in STEM and is committed to creating great teacher training and providing unique and targeted early childhood materials from 0-5 years that are engaging, intentional and purposeful.



Links & Resources

PowerPoint Presentation – PDF Format

Webinar Recording – CLICK HERE

Presentation Video #1 – CLICK HERE

Presentation Video #2 – CLICK HERE

Engineering Play Behaviors – PDF Format

DEsign Process teachertime – PDF Format

Resource List – Engineering Webinar – PDF Format



October 17, 2017
3:00 pm - 4:00 pm



The Vision

All children, regardless of their circumstance at birth, deserve a full and prosperous life.

The Mission

  • Support high-impact Head Start programs for children and adults by creating opportunities for collaboration, networking and information sharing.
  • Unite with state and national Head Start organizations to ensure regulatory and budget outcomes that support our work.
  • Champion the message that every child and family who succeeds makes their community a better place.

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