Earth Sciences and the Importance of STEM Education

October 16, 2015

children next to pond outside

Earth Sciences Week is October 11-17, and your little ones are never too young to learn about the world we live in. Think of it as part of their STEM education, and a way to encourage good stewardship of the Earth year-round!

There are plenty of great, educational websites that include activities to get the children in your care up and moving in the great outdoors.

The Earth Science Week website even has contests and lessons for children K-12, and some can even work for children younger than age 6. Check out their visual arts contest on depicting how and, water, air and living things interact in the world around us.

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Lynette Fraga, Ph.D.

Written by Lynette Fraga, Ph.D.

Lynette M. Fraga, Ph.D., Executive Director of Child Care Aware® of America (CCAoA), has been a passionate practitioner, advocate, and leader in the field of child care and early learning for more than 25 years. Dr. Fraga’s experience in Military Child Care, higher education, federal programs, and corporate and non-profit executive leadership distinguish her as a leader with subject matter expertise. Her experience working directly with children and families, educators, national leaders and federal officials positions Child Care Aware® of America to be the nation’s leading voice on child care in policy, practice, and research.