Early Learning Curriculum Guides

State-specific Early Learning Standards establish guidelines for early learners’ development of foundational skills in the content areas as well as critical social-emotional competencies. Specifically, the Standards which focus on STEM-specific learning and functions include:

  • Early Reading: alphabet awareness, phonological awareness, concepts of print and comprehension.
  • Numeracy: counting, cardinality, written numerals, quantity and comparison.
  • Computation and Algebraic Thinking: mathematical structure and patterning.
  • Data Analysis: classification, data collection, organization and description.
  • Geometry: spatial relationships and space analysis.
  • Sense of Self: self-awareness, confidence, identification and expression of emotions.
  • Science: properties of objects, characteristics of living creatures and plants.
  • Engineering: solving problems using the engineering design process.
  • Self-Regulation: executive functions such as impulse control, planning and emotional regulation.
  • Building Relationships: social development and engagement with others.
  • Initiative and Exploration: initiative, self-direction, interest and curiosity as a learner.
  • Attentiveness and Persistence: focus on a specific activity; persistence to complete tasks.

In collaboration with educators in academia, we have developed STEM-specific, preschool curriculum guides for Head Start and 16 states (so far).

Click below to Download the Print Version (one-sided) or the Booklet Version (double-sided).

Indiana K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Head Start K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
California K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Florida K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Georgia K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Illinois K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Kansas K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Maryland K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Massachusetts K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Michigan K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Nevada K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
New Hampshire K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Ohio K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Oklahoma K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Pennsylvania K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Texas K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)
Vermont K-6 Curriculum Guide (Print/Booklet)

Funding Resources

Learn about grant writing and discover how you can get Blocks Rock! free for your school, classroom, or afterschool program. Blocks Rock! meets state STEM requirements and qualifies for 21st Century Community Learning Center (21CCLC) funding.

Blocks Rock! Information for Grant Writing

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Other Resources

Grant Application Guide:

Toshiba - Grades 6-12

Grant Application Guide:

ASM Materials Education Foundation