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Back to Early Math Symposium June 2024

Baby Steps to STEM

Come along with us as we venture into the world of early STEM exploration. Uncover the fundamental principles and practices of STEM as we delve into integrating everyday STEM activities for our youngest learners. Explore strategies for effortlessly planning and incorporating early STEM practices that bolster children's learning experiences across the curriculum.

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Dr. Jean Barbre

Jean Barbre Ed.D. has worked in the field of early child care and education for over 30 years, where she has managed preschool programs, coached administrators, and trained and taught early child care providers. She holds a Doctorate from Pepperdine University in Educational Leadership, an MS degree in Counseling, an MA degree in Consumer and Family, and is a Licensed Marriage Family Therapist. She is the author of four books published by Redleaf Press: Foundations of Responsive Caregiving Infants, Toddlers, and Twos; Activities for Responsive Caregiving Infants, Toddlers, and Two; and Baby Steps to STEM Infants, Toddlers and Twos. Her most recent book is titled Supporting Children’s Mental Health and Wellbeing: A Strength-based Approach for Early Childhood Providers. Jean has taught early childhood courses at both the community college and California State University system. She currently teaches at Portland State University. She trains and consults on many topics for the California Department of Education, and has presented at NAEYC, California Association for the Education of Young Children, Orange County STEM Conference, internationally Shanghai Normal University, Asian Pacific Educational Research Association in Singapore, and has been spotlighted on local television.

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