The White House effort on early STEM learning has brought together diverse public and private sector groups for a symposium on teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) to children as young as 3 years old.
Groups attending the symposium on teaching STEM subjects to young children include NASA, Sesame Workshop, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Fred Rogers Company, the Girl Scouts, the Hispanic Information and Telecommunications Network (HITN), the Bay Area Discovery Museum and the Jim Henson Company, among others.
The Jim Henson Company will launch a new PBS television science series aimed at 4 to 7 year olds, called Splash and Bubbles, with a $3 million boost from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.
“Our children are born explorers and natural scientists,” said Deputy Assistant to the President for Education Roberto Rodríguez. “As any of our parents and teachers know so well, our children are born curious.”