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March 8, 2016 AT 9:00 am

Supporting our youngest innovators: STEM starts early! #makereducation

Roberto rodriguez

Roberto Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President for Education, breaks down why The White House is celebrating early STEM education on whitehouse.gov!

“Why?” “How?” One of the greatest joys of being a parent is the incredible curiosity children have for the world. Children are naturally inquisitive and they observe, investigate, and discover the world around them. The years from birth to third grade are filled with play and active engagement with the environment. They generate an endless number of questions, and their curiosity fuels their motivation to find answers. These are the traits we expect of our best scientists and engineers, yet many children lose the sense of wonder for science, technology, math and engineering (STEM) as they grow older.  

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