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Explore STEAM with Young Children

STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics) learning activities provide opportunities for young children to develop skills across developmental domains. This list provides resources to help teachers and caregivers plan developmentally appropriate STEAM activities for young children.

IEL Resources

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.

Web Resources

About this resource

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

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

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