In this EDC white paper, the authors discuss how the thoughtful use of technology by early childhood teachers and families can enhance the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) learning of children from birth to age eight and help set the stage for successful lifelong STEM learning. The authors summarize key findings from their work and present evidence-based recommendations that can help ensure technology reaches its potential to improve the quality and equity of early STEM education for all young children. Highlights include:
- Nine ways that technology can enhance early STEM learning and teaching.
- Strategies to support teachers and parents in effectively using technology to promote young children's STEM learning.
- Five key considerations in ensuring that all young children receive a high-quality STEM education.