Head Start on Engineering: Collaborating with Families for a More Equitable Vision of STEM Education (2023)
Head Start on Engineering (www.terc.edu/hse) is an ongoing initiative focused on empowering families to use engineering to help their children thrive. We also aspire to collaborate as equal partners with the communities we serve and inform a more equitable vision for engineering education in our society. The project is a partnership between TERC, Mt. Hood Community College Head Start, University of Notre Dame, and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. Over the last several years, our work with families has highlighted the unique ways that families with preschool-age children (3 to 5 years) engage with engineering and how they adapt and leverage these experiences to support their children’s learning and development.