EARLY CHILDHOOD FAB LABS are creative, safe, supportive spaces that provide all children with the tools and mentoring to promote the mindset to shape, to tinker with and better change the world around them.

 

 

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Vision for Early Childhood Fab Lab

“Technology and interactive media are tools that can promote effective learning and development when they are used intentionally by early childhood educators, within the framework of developmentally appropriate practice to support learning goals established for individual children.”

 

A joint position statement of the National Association for the Education of
Young Children and the Fred Rogers Center for Early Learning and
Children’s Media at Saint Vincent College

 

VISION FOR ECFL

DESIGN PRINCIPLES

ECFL PARTNERS

CONTACT

Value And Engage Community And Family

Ensure Accessibility To Informal As Well As Formal Environment

Build Outcomes Through Developmentally Appropriate Practice

Build Intrinsic Motivation While Celebrating Process

Promote Use Of Design Thinking And Process

Make Available Ongoing Professional Support And Strategies
   And Tools For All Educators And Families

Collaboration, Creativity, Communication And Critical Thinking

Employ Affordable, Sustainable And Evolvable Digital Tools

Monitor And Evaluate/Assessments That Measure Both Child
   And Adult Outcomes

Provide A Blended Learning Environment With Range Of No-Tech
   To Low-Tech To High-Tech Tools

Design Is Child-Driven

Employ And Contribute Research-Based Pedagogy As Appropriate
   And Available

Software Provider and Creativity Expert:  Paul Reynolds, President of FableVision, Inc.

 

Early Childhood Fab Lab Design Principles

2016 Teaching Institute for Excellence in STEM. All rights reserved.

 

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photos thanks to Bay Area Discover Museum

Partners

Contact Us

janmorrison@tiesteach.org  |  216.410.6649

www.tiesteach.org

 

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