[NEW!] STEAM for Youth Services

When: March 4 – March 31 2024 (4 weeks)

Where: Online, asynchronous (see more info)

Cost: $165 (10% discount if you register 2 weeks in advance!)

CE Credit: 1.4 CEUs / 14 LEUs

Program: 310824


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Questions? Email the CE Team

Are you interested in learning more about Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM) for youth ages 0-5? This course will cover why STEAM is important for children, how libraries can support them in their learning, and how to include STEAM skills in library programs and storytime. We will also look at what’s coming next with STEAM in preschool. 

You will learn:

  • To recognize developmentally appropriate milestones for children.
  • To identify and describe the concepts that make up STEAM.
  • To describe how children’s brains and STEAM skills develop.
  • To formulate your own program or storytime including STEAM.


Kirsten Caldwell holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry and a Master’s Degree in Information Science from Florida State University. She is a Youth Services Librarian at the La Crosse (WI) County Library and was published in Children and Libraries in 2023. She has served on the Notable Children’s Digital Media Committee for the Association of Library Services to Children (ALSC) and is chair of the Social Media and Marketing Committee for the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA). You can find more from her at her blog earlyliteracylibrarian.com.