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Curricular Extensions for Science in the Early Childhood Classroom

Presenter: Teresa Ripple
For: Early Childhood teachers (of students ages 2.5 – 6)
CPD Hours: 1.5
Available: On Demand

Individual Rental Group Rental


On-Demand Webinar

This presentation is available for a 30-day rental via Vimeo On Demand, allowing you to view the webinar at any time, as often as you would like, within your rental period.

$55/individual (Certificate of Continuing Professional Development for 1 person) 
$200/group (CPD certificates for up to 20 persons)


Explore how to add substance and depth to your Montessori Early Childhood Science environment. We will discuss curricular extensions, paying special attention to avoiding the pitfall of filling shelves with work that simply replicates an idea or material already in the environment.

Discussion about the development of curricular extensions will focus on STEM concepts, which offer opportunities to continue children’s mathematics and sensorial explorations with presentations in engineering and in technology. We will also revisit the areas of nature, botany, and biology with the intent of adding scientific inquiry to your presentations. We will consider a productive use of the outdoor environment as well.

Learning Outcomes: 

  • The ability to write an authentic Montessori presentation
  • A framework and progression for further science presentations
  • One complete presentation
  • Ideas for further presentations

You will leave inspired to create authentic Montessori presentations for extensions in the EC classroom that are grounded in Montessori theory, philosophy, and pedagogy; and innovative in content!

About the Presenter

Teresa Ripple, MEd, is an assistant professor for Advanced Montessori Programs at St. Catherine University in St. Paul, MN. She teaches courses for the Montessori master’s degree program and for the undergraduate education department. She has worked as an Early Childhood guide and as a head of school. AMS-credentialed (Early Childhood).

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