Tinkering Together

Exploring Findings and Futures in Early Childhood Tinkering

March 4–5, 2022

Tinkering Together: Exploring Findings and Futures in Early Childhood

Get ready to explore the present and construct the future of tinkering in early childhood education! Tinkering is a multimedia virtual event that explores tinkering, making, and STEAM in early childhood.

Join Us Live!

Don’t miss our livestream events on March 4 and 5!

Hear From Practitioners

The Tinkering Together Podcast is a three-part audio series for educators and caregivers, hosted by author and NPR education correspondent Anya Kamenetz. It explores tinkering pedagogy in the early childhood classroom and the impact on STEAM learning.

See It In Action

Have you ever wondered what tinkering looks like in early childhood environments? Tinkering Together Visual Stories is a four-part miniseries showcasing tinkering in action by real-world early learning practitioners. The series highlights family child care providers, informal care providers, libraries, and museums.

Explore Early Learning

Tinkering Together Reflections offers community resources and insights related to making, tinkering, and STEAM in early childhood practice.


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This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under grant 2006098. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.

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