Common Sense Education is excited to contribute to the White House's early education initiative, specifically as it relates to engaging children in STEM experiences in critical years of their development. As part of its recognition of early STEM learning, the White House will be highlighting Common Sense's commitment at the 2016 White House Science Fair on April 13.
Since STEM edtech resources for young learners remain uneven and often undiscovered, Common Sense will highlight STEM-based apps, websites, and products for students from pre-K to second grade. By curating sets of early STEM resources and tools, Common Sense expects to help elevate the field of early STEM education and improve the access and use of edtech resources by both individual families and educators. Thematic collections of resources for educators will be created around building key STEM skills and will address crucial needs in underdeveloped early childhood STEM education.
Common Sense is a trusted resource for both parents and teachers, with a reach of more than 300,000 teachers in 100,000 schools and 65 million households across the country. We look forward to sharing our new early STEM resources in the upcoming 2016–2017 school year.