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Create a generation of problem solvers.
Start with your youngest learners.

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Anyone, even young children, can think like an engineer. With Wee Engineer, reach ALL learners and build a strong foundation of problem solving and critical thinking.

Simple, fun challenges tailored to today's preschool setting

Hands-on engineering challenges empower young children to see themselves as problem solvers. They learn that there’s more than one way to solve a problem, and that it’s okay to fail and try again. During a well-designed engineering challenge, learners practice social, emotional, fine motor, cognitive, and language skills that will prepare them for later schooling.

Harness children’s natural curiosity

Build an understanding of how to solve problems as you tap into children's natural desire to explore the world around them.

Build upon the skills children are already developing

The project-based learning, materials exploration, and guided reflection built into Wee Engineer help children practice vital skills in the social, emotional, physical, cognitive, and language domains.

Focus on real-world problem solving

Engineering is a fun way to help children think about the designed world in which they live. Through engineering design challenges, educators can empower their young learners to solve problems creatively and collaboratively.

Designed in collaboration with educators

We designed and tested Wee Engineer with educators in the field to ensure its four engaging, hands-on challenges match preschoolers’ abilities, interests, and attention spans.

Introduce the engineering design process

We created a unique, age-appropriate engineering design process specifically for preschoolers. By following its three steps—explore, create, improve—young children learn not only how to solve problems, but how to reflect on the process and improve their designs.

Implement with ease

Each Wee Engineer challenge connects to a typical “station” that is common in a preschool and/or PreK setting, for example, a water table or block area.

Wee Engineer Overview

Young learners are natural engineers, ready to innovate and eager to explore the world around them. Learn more about the features and benefits of Wee Engineer in this overview video.

Build an Engineering Identity
Ages 3 to 5, Preschool
4 Hands On Challenges


3-Step engineering design process guides learning: Explore, Create, Improve.



Educator Resources

Explore available educator and family resources that help bring engineering to life.


“This program is excellent for this age. My students are only 4 years old and I was amazed by the ideas they would come up with. I am completely fascinated with the idea of letting them know that we are all engineers.”
PreK Teacher, Lewisville, TX

6,000 hours of development
52 classroom tests in real preschool and Pre-K settings across the country

Wee Engineer Sample Challenge

What does engineering look like in preschool? Check out this sample challenge from Wee Engineer, where students are challenged to design a noisemaker for a friendly puppet.

WE Noisemakers


Create a Generation of Problem Solvers