White House Selects EDC to Take Part In Early Learning STEM Symposium

White House selects EDC to take part in Early Learning STEM Symposium

The White House selected EDC to participate in its April 21 all-day White House Early Learning STEM Symposium. The Early Learning STEM Symposium, part of the President's larger Educate to Innovate campaign to ensure all children have the tools to be innovators and problem solvers, engaged early childhood education leaders in discussing effective strategies to promote young children's STEM learning (view a video of the first 1.5 hours of the Symposium).

EDC was invited to take part in the Symposium based on its strong track record of working to ensure that all young children—and especially children who are from low-income communities and who are members of underrepresented groups—have equitable access to high-quality early STEM learning opportunities that foster their school readiness and success. In support of the President's agenda to "Advance Active STEM Education for Our Youngest Learners," EDC has made seven specific commitments to expand and enhance early STEM learning. Shelley Pasnik, EDC Vice President and Director of the Center for Children and Technology, represented EDC at the White House.

Learn more about EDC's work to promote high-quality Early Learning and Early STEM Learning.

Last Updated: April 2016