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Explore STEAM with Young Children

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This list provides resources to help teachers and caregivers plan developmentally appropriate STEAM activities for young children.

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STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning activities provide opportunities for young children to develop skills across developmental domains.

Please note that IEL has many resources on the individual aspects of STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and math). Explore our website to find them. The items listed below relate specifically to STEAM as a whole.

IEL Resources

Tool Kits


Web Resources

About this resource

Setting(s) for which the article is intended:
  • Family Child Care
  • Child Care Center
  • Preschool Program
  • Kindergarten

Intended audience(s):
  • Parents / Family
  • Teachers / Service providers
  • Faculty / Trainer

Age Levels (the age of the children to whom the article applies):
Related IEL Birth to Three Guidelines:
Related Illinois Early Learning and Development Standards:
Reviewed: 2022