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Take-home Family STEM Toolkit Program

NEFSTEM has developed a unique engagement opportunity to familiarize parents to use STEM materials in open-ended activities at home with their preschool-aged children. The preschool Take-home Family STEM Toolkit pilot was implemented during February 2021 at the UNF Preschool. The program provided four different toolkits during 4 consecutive weeks. The goal was to expose young children to concepts in STEM using a collection of developmentally appropriate STEM tools and board books. The families used these materials to explore, tinker, and play with objectives at home.

The Take-home Family STEM Toolkit Program focused each week on a specific skill that guided the activities.

  • Observation 
  • Measurement 
  • Prediction 
  • Recording 


To assist educators in providing effective early-childhood STEM experiences for their students and families, the Early Childhood Education program is launching a study. Within the context of the Take-home Family STEM Toolkit Program, The study will assess parents' and non-parental caregivers’ perceptions of their experience with STEM activities. This study will help devise methods to boost parents' and guardians' involvement in mentoring and supporting their children with STEM-related topics. 

The Early Childhood Education program would like to invite parents or non-parental caregivers to participate in this study. In this instance, we want to reassure you that all information from this project will be kept confidential. Furthermore, we want to clarify that there is no foreseeable risk to you or your child from participating in this project.
If you decide to participate, follow the link below to complete the consent form before being redirected to answer the questions in the virtual questionnaire. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Future Editions 

The Take-home Family STEM Toolkit Program ran as a pilot; therefore, future implementations are being discussed and analyzed to better serve students and their families. Keep tuned to this page and our social media channels for more information about upcoming opportunities. 

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