The Early Childhood STEM Institute


May 4-7, 2020

Holiday Inn Sacramento Downtown – Arena – Sacramento, CA




The Early Childhood STEM Institute

2019 STEM video – Let’s Play!

All my life through, the new sights of nature made me rejoice like a child.—Marie Curie

What fun is this—learning how to teach young children about science, technology, engineering and math! George Washington Carver said, “Since new developments are the products of a creative mind, we must therefore stimulate and encourage that type of mind in every way possible.” And so teaching the very young STEM concepts is a strategy that will reap huge rewards for the future while serving as a fun, engaging activity in the present.

The Early Childhood STEM Institute brings joy of learning in a tangible and hands-on way for the entire Head Start community—teachers, home visitors, family advocates, child care partners, education coordinators, managers and directors and parents.

Features of the two-day institute include:

  • Understanding that young children have the intellectual capacity to develop scientific skills and knowledge.
  • Engaging children in hands-on learning that is based on asking questions about their natural environment and then finding the answers.
  • Engaging members of the Head Start community in STEM education through study, dialogue and conversations with STEM experts about the latest developments in early childhood STEM education research and practice.
  • Promoting school readiness for Head Start children that will support a smooth transition to elementary school and provide a foundation for further STEM learning.



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.

Contact Us

1225 8th Street, Suite 342
Sacramento, CA 95814



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