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Help today's children become the problem
solvers of tomorrow.

Children of all ages are curious, natural problem solvers. EiE for Kindergarten builds a strong base of problem solving and critical thinking that prepares children for success in school and in life.

Set kindergartners up for future success—in school and beyond—with the first engineering curriculum designed just for them

Kindergarten is an ideal time to introduce and explore age-appropriate engineering challenges that tap into young learners' blooming cognitive, social, motor, and language skills. Harness their curiosity, unlock their creativity, meet NGSS standards—and have fun!

Engage children in real-world problems

Each of our two units sets a context and introduces the problem with a rich storybook that guides learners through their engineering work. The stories features characters that model how to work collaboratively, persist through difficulties, and celebrate successes.

Build upon the skills children are already developing

Learners develop their fine motor skills through age-appropriate activities such as taping and folding. Class discussions boost their language abilities.

Bring innovative engineering into your classroom

EiE for Kindergarten provides the kind of experiential, scaffolded, project-based science and engineering learning advocated by expert bodies including the NAEYC, NSTA, and the British Association for Early Childhood Education, in a creative format that is rewarding and fun for learners.

Think outside the box
 

As learners work through the challenges in EiE for Kindergarten, they discover that there is no one right answer. They learn to think critically and creatively as they develop new problem-solving strategies.

Hands-on learning engages young learners

Matching kindergarteners’ attention spans, each story chapter prompts a hands-on classroom activity that keeps learners engaged with the longer-term goal of designing and improving solutions.

Begin developing 21st century skills

Learners practice critical thinking, teamwork, and communication skills as they work with their peers toward a common goal and learn to communicate their thought processes in new ways.

EiE for Kindergarten Educator Testimonial

Children of all ages are curious, natural problem solvers. EiE for Kindergarten builds a strong base of problem solving and critical thinking that prepares children for success in school and in life. Below, educator Dana Romanczyk shares how EiE for Kindergarten made a difference in her classroom.


Unlock 21st century skills: collaboration, communication
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5-step engineering design process guides children through problem solving: Ask, Imagine, Plan, Create, Improve.

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"I think this unit provided a different way for my students to shine. Everyone was able to participate, regardless of their abilities/disabilities. It provided an incredible opportunity for collaboration."
DANA ROMANCZYK
Kindergarten Teacher, Boston Public Schools, MA

6,000 hours of development
Tested by 37 educators in real kindergarten classrooms across the country

EiE for Kindergarten Sample Lesson

Download a free sample lesson that introduces learners to the definition of technology as they’re sent on a problem-solving scavenger hunt.


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