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CNM, Explora team up for preschool STEM program

Morgan Aguilar
July 09, 2018 06:16 AM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. - Explora has teamed up with CNM for a program they hope will improve STEM education for preschoolers.

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For the first time, they’re offering a class that will teach adults, how to teach math and science in an early childhood education setting.

“These young kids engage in math and science all the time from dropping things off of a high chair to rolling things across the floor, I mean they're exploring physics and so supporting the adults in that environment to recognize that, ‘oh that is math, that is science and how can I cultivate that,’” said Tara Henderson, Associate Director of Education at Explora.

Students will learn how to turn daily life experiences into learning opportunities.

“If you're working with the 0 to age 8 age group and interested in learning more about how to do developmentally-appropriate math and science, this is a class for them,” said Henderson.

It’ll be a 3-credit course and is available to anyone interested in early childhood education.

"I even had one parent who is homeschooling her children interested in ways that she could do more science and math at home," said Henderson.

The class can take 28 students and as of Friday, there were 9 people registered. This fall semester it will be offered on Monday nights at 5:30 at Explora. Students can register through CNM here.

There are also scholarships available through Explora. To apply, call Henderson at (505) 224-8394.

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