Science in the Early Childhood Classroom: How? Where? and When?

I can remember when the idea of teaching science to a room full of 4 year-olds terrified me. My fear often led to science activities that were either “safe,” not messy, or often underdeveloped. Students tended to overlook my science center and it was not utilized enough by my young students. I can even recall a memory where I encouraged my students to look, but not touch.029

Sound familiar? Or perhaps, in need of some fresh ideas?

                         WE HAVE THE TRAINING JUST FOR YOU!

Join us for an interactive, hands-on learning experience that will leave you withthe opportunity to look at investigations, teaching strategies and developmentally appropriate projects that promote the young learner with multiple science experiences.

Participants will engage in a Make & Take session where they will  experience a variety of ideas and create activities to support hands-on learning in the early childhood classroom.

Science in the Early Childhood Classroom: How? Where? and When? (SP1632266), Tuesday, April 5, 2016, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

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Have you heard the news?



“State Resources for Improving PreK Instruction:

TSR Online and CLI Engage”

FREE Luncheon & Presentation


Thursday, February 18th, 2016
LUNCH: 12:00–1:00pm
PRESENTATION: 1:00–3:30 pm

Presentation by:

Colleen M. Allen, Manager for Engage Education Outreach Children’s Learning Institute


Join ESC 13 and the Children’s Learning Institute to learn more about TSR Online: the TEA-funded package of Pre-K instructional improvement tools now available at no cost to all Texas public school districts.

TSR Online is made possible with the development of CLI Engage, an innovative online platform that houses the Texas School Ready project’s research-based tools, including:
• teacher professional development courses,
• child progress monitoring,
• classroom observation tools, and
• supplemental activities.
More resources will continue to be added to CLI Engage, such as parent resources and infant and toddler caregiver courses and activities.

In Fall 2017, CLI Engage will also be home to the Texas Kindergarten Entry Assessment.