White House Convenes with Key Stakeholders to Explore Ways to Nurture Future Scientists and Engineers

April 27, 2016

The White House convened researchers and educators as well as government, business, and other leaders to explore ways to nurture future scientists and engineers starting from the moment they are born.


To support STEM in the early years, the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services have partnered with Too Small to Fail to create a set of early STEM resources for families and educators. The "Let's Talk, Read and Sing About STEM!" tip sheets build on the successful "Talk, Read, and Sing Together Every Day!" tip sheets and aim to transform small moments into big opportunities for our littlest innovators. These new tip sheets are filled with ideas for STEM conversations that can take place during everyday routines.

The "Let's Talk, Read and Sing about STEM!" resources include:

All tip sheets are also available in Spanish

The U.S. Department of Education would like to initiate a discussion with the early learning and STEM communities on how best to engage and support parents, caregivers, educators, researchers and developers on how to eliminate opportunity gaps in early childhood STEM education, especially by leveraging education technologies. This conversation will inform federal policy decisions in the coming months.

Read more and leave a comment. Please submit your comments and questions in this open forum by 5:00 pm EDT on Friday, May 13, 2016.

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