Publications

Below are articles and publications produced by the Head Start on Engineering project. Manuscripts in preparation or review are available from the authors on request.

In Progress

Pattison, S. A., & Ramos Montañez, S. (2022). Family values, parent roles, and life challenges: Parent reflections on the factors shaping long-term interest development for young children and their families participating in an early childhood engineering program [Manuscript in review].

Pattison, S. A., & Ramos Montañez, S. (2022). Diverse STEM interest development pathways in early childhood [Book chapter in press].

2022

Pattison, S. A., Ramos Montañez, S., Santiago, A., Svarovsky, G. N., Douglass, A., Núñez, V., Allen, J., & Wagner, C. (2022). Interest catalysts: The unique ways families connect with program experiences to support long-term STEM interest pathways in early childhood. Paper presented at the NARST 2022 Annual International Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G. N., Ramos Montañez, S., Wagner, C., Corbett, A., Perdomo, M. E., López Burgos, V., & De Los Santos, S. (2022). Activity design principles that support family-based engineering learning in early childhood. Paper presented at the NARST 2022 Annual International Conference, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G., Corbett, A., Perdomo, M. E., Ramos Montañez, S., Wagner, C., López Burgos, V., & De Los Santos, S. (2022). Playful materials catalyze imaginative play and shift the nature of engineering design for preschool-age children and their families. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Learning through Play and Imagination meeting, St Louis, MO.

2020

Pattison, S. A., Ramos Montañez, S., & Svarovsky, G. N. (2020). Early childhood engineering: Supporting engineering design practices with young children and their families. Paper presented at the NARST 2020 Annual International Conference, Portland, OR.

Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G., Ramos Montañez, S., Gontan, I., Weiss, S., Núñez, V., Corrie, P., Smith, C., & Benne, M. (2020). Understanding early childhood engineering interest development as a family-level systems phenomenon: Findings from the Head Start on Engineering project. Journal of Pre-College Engineering Education Research (J-PEER), 10(1), 72–89.

2019

Pattison, S. A., Núñez, V., Smith, C., & Douglass, A. (2019). Ingeniería para mi familia: Strengthening the cultural relevance of the Head Start on Engineering program for families. Cambridge, MA: TERC.

2018

Pattison, S. A., Núñez, V., Smith, C., Svarovsky, G. N., Benne, M., Corrie, P., & Stewart, R. (2018). Introduction to the Head Start on Engineering pilot program: Engaging families with preschool children in the engineering design process. Portland, OR: Institute for Learning Innovation.

Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G. N., Benne, M., Corrie, P., Núñez, V., & Smith, C. (2018). Head Start on Engineering: 2017–18 program year evaluation report. Portland, OR: Institute for Learning Innovation.

Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G. N., Benne, M., Corrie, P., Núñez, V., Smith, C., & Stewart, R. (2018). Head Start on Engineering. Poster presented at the Visitor Studies Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Pattison, S. A., Weiss, S., Ramos-Montañez, S., Gontan, I., Svarovsky, G., Corrie, P. G., … Smith, C. (2018). Engineering in early childhood: Describing family-level interest development systems. Paper presented at the NARST 91st Annual International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Earlier Work

Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G. N., Gontan, I., Corrie, P., Benne, M., Weiss, S., … Ramos-Montañez, S. (2017). Teachers, informal STEM educators, and learning researchers collaborating to engage low-income families with engineering. Connected Science Learning, 4.

Svarovsky, G. N., Pattison, S. A., Verbeke, M., Benne, M., & Corrie, P. (2017). Head Start on Engineering: Early findings (work in progress). Paper presented at the ASEE Annual Conference & Exposition, Columbus, OH: American Society for Engineering Education.

Pattison, S. A., Corrie, P., Benne, M., & Svarovsky, G. N. (2016). Head Start on Engineering: Supporting Engineering Interest Development in Early Childhood. Poster presented at the Visitor Studies Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Pattison, S. A., Svarovsky, G. N., Corrie, P., Benne, M., Nuñez, V., Dierking, L. D., & Verbeke, M. (2016). Conceptualizing early childhood STEM interest development as a distributed system: A preliminary framework. Paper presented at the National Association for Research in Science Teaching Annual Conference, Baltimore, MD.

 

“The program encourages families to think in new ways. It opens a door of possibility that they may not have realized before.”

– Head Start teacher