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A statement by Roberto J Rodriguez, Deputy Assistant to the President for Education.

“Too often, we underestimate the concepts our youngest learners can understand. As the most important influencers in our children’s lives, we — whether parents or other caregivers, child care providers, preschool or elementary school teachers — should support this curiosity, guide young children in their exploration, and identify natural learning opportunities to develop and grow these foundational STEM skills.”

The article stresses how we lose our sense of curiosity in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields as we grow older and the importance of developing it and nurturing it. Early STEM education has show to increase success across all aspects of learning.

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