About the TEC Center
The Technology in Early Childhood (TEC) Center at Erikson Institute is dedicated to creating a better world for children’s technology use. The TEC Center is dedicated to research, practice, and collaboration to ensure that families and practitioners are informed and supported in decisions to use technology with their young children.
The TEC Center conducts research to scientifically answer critical questions regarding the role of technology on young children’s learning and development. Using evidence-based resources and real-world examples, the TEC Center’s professional development services strengthen educators’ practice through digital literacy and their ability to intentionally select, use, integrate, and evaluate technology in the classroom and other early childhood settings. Finally, the TEC Center recognizes the necessity of collaboration in this digital world and welcomes researchers, practitioners, educators, and technology developers to communicate and connect through conventions and meetings hosted by the TEC Center.
The TEC Center is housed within Erikson Institute, which is a premier independent institution of higher education committed to ensuring that all children have equitable opportunities to realize their potential.
Learn more about TEC Center’s Services and contact the TEC Center team for:
TEC Center has expertise in:
- How young children learn from screens
- Media literacy in early childhood
- Digital citizenship
- Technology policy and program development in early childhood education
- Family engagement
- STEM learning
- Computational thinking and coding
- Assistive technology for young children
© 2019 TEC Center and Erikson Institute. This work may be copied, distributed, and transmitted freely, as long as the work is (a) clearly attributed to the copyright holders, (b) not used for commercial purposes, and (c) not altered, transformed, or augmented. For any other usage, permission must be obtained from the copyright holders.
Creative Commons Attribution