Learning Trajectories

Every child’s journey in STEM learning is different

STEMIE has selected Learning Trajectories as its core instructional material based on the fact that its child-centered approach makes it an ideal resource for all children, including those with disabilities.

On the left is a tablet character with a sunshade, holding a pack of carrot seeds and a small spade. It is putting seeds in the ground. On the right is a boy with glasses in a blue shirt and green pants, and holding a packet. He is putting some seeds into the ground.

Instead of other types of instruction that take STEM concepts and break them down, LTs help you understand what concepts your child already knows and builds upon those existing concepts

On the left is a square character wearing a hat and boots. It is leaning on a shovel. In the middle is a raised bed with plants. On the right is a boy with glasses smiling and holding up a root vegetable. He is dressed in a green shirt, blue overalls, and a pair of boots and has a shovel in his other hand.

Learning Trajectory activities make it simple to enhance your child’s playtime as well as everyday routines and activities to help them progress towards the desired goal

On the right is a woman wearing a yellow hat and in a yellow hat, blue overalls, and green boots. she is holding a bag in one hand and a watering can in the other. In the middle are 3 seedlings of different heights. On the right is a young girl with short hair wearing a yellow shirt and green pants. She is kneeling on the ground next to a yellow watering can.

Goal-based approach allow families, early childhood practitioners, and caregivers to see the real benefits of child learning progression and celebrate as children progress through levels

About Learning Trajectories: An expert-backed way to turn everyday play into learning moments


Learning Trajectories are a unique way to understand how much your child knows about STEM concepts. With that foundation, families and early childhood practitioners are then able to implement strategic language and activities into a child’s playtime that enable them to progress towards a series of goals that help them grow in their STEM learning.

Each Learning Trajectory is based on a core goal. For example, a goal may be that the child is able to recognize patterns in everyday objects.

To help achieve this goal, the instructional portion of Learning Trajectories makes it simple to incorporate relevant activities into everyday life. For example, in order to help your child strengthen their knowledge of patterns, one recommended activity might be pointing out a repeating pattern of stripes on the child’s shirt and saying the colors out loud with them, and asking what colors would come next if the pattern kept going?

While some STEM concepts may seem out of reach for young children, Learning Trajectories’ emphasis on progression makes it easy to break down each core goal and allow your child to learn and grow at their own pace.