All posts by Chrystal Whiteford

Chrystal Whiteford is a registered teacher with a passion for early childhood education and care. Areas of particular interest for Chrystal include children with special health care needs and infant and toddler child care. Within the industry, Chrystal has worked in long day care, outside school hours care and primary school settings. Chrystal is proud of her early childhood background and wishes to continue to explore areas within the field.

What’s the ‘big ideas’?

How quality STEM education can be integrated into family day care through children’s everyday activities. Research shows that young children— including infants—are capable of learning mathematics and science concepts (Baroody, 2003). It shows that learning of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) concepts in the early years is associated with children’s later school readiness and […]

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