Welcome to Early Science Matters, a website designed to help you foster the development of early science skills in children from birth through age five.

From stars in the night sky to the life cycle of a butterfly, science is all around us. Earlysciencematters.org is packed with free, hands-on activities, lesson plans and resources you can use to instill a love of science in early learners.

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Visit often to gain the knowledge and teaching skills you need to bring early science concepts to life for young learners.

Babies enter the world exploring, testing and evaluating cause and effect.

— The Roots of STEM Success: Changing Early Learning Experiences to Build Lifelong Thinking Skills (2018)
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Throughout the year, our early science blogger shares valuable insights and information about young children and science.

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Check back often so you don’t miss a single blog—and join in the conversation by asking questions or leaving comments at the end of each post.

The Early Science Matters blog is my go-to resource for hands-on, sensory-rich activities that show even the youngest learners just how cool science can be.

— A Family Child Care Provider