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What can you add to your early childhood classroom that will immerse children in rich learning, reduce challenging behaviors, and develop confidence as well as critical thinking and problem-solving skills? A makerspace! Filled with colorful photographs taken in real early childhood settings, this book will guide you step-by-step in making a makerspace that invites young children to boldly explore materials and create something only they can imagine. Discover how to:

  • Draft a plan and gather materials
  • Set up your makerspace
  • Garner administrator and parent buy-in
  • Focus on goals and support specific skill development
  • Facilitate children’s learning to deepen understanding
Robin Marx-Mackerley, MS

Robin Marx-Mackerley, MS, is a former Early Head Start and Head Start director. She is an instructor with the University of Nevada, Reno, extension program.

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Teresa A. Byington, PhD

Teresa Byington, PhD, is a professional-learning veteran with deep experience as a facilitator, trainer, speaker, and professional. She is currently a professor/state specialist in early childhood education for the University of...

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Sarah E. Wright, MEd

Sarah E. Wright, MEd, is a former preschool teacher and director. She has extensive experience in coaching, training, and managing programs, volunteers, and educators. Currently, she is the coordinator of...

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Cathryn L. Peshlakai, MEd

Cathryn L. Peshlakai, MEd, has more than 30 years of experience in the early childhood field. She is a program officer for Children, Youth, and Families in the department of...

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