Thursday, March 15, 2018
STEM is an acronym for (S)cience, (T)echnology, (E)ngineering and (M)ath. The big national push to prepare our children in these areas is now part of early childhood education. What does teaching STEM look like in Preschool?
STEM gives us a label to what we are already doing… by helping children to explore, observe, ask questions, and integrate their learning…it’s what we’ve always done in early childhood education.
During the month of March, our theme ‘Under Construction’ will give the Preschoolers an opportunity to explore, observe, ask questions, and integrate their learning. Early exposure to STEM supports children’s overall academic growth, develops early critical thinking, and enhances later interest in STEM study and careers.
Please join us for our Family STEM Night on March 15th in the Preschool Wing. We will have different STEM Stations for Families and their Preschoolers to explore. Survive the Quake (engineering kit for earthquakes), create-a-path Magnetic Center (help understand cause and effect, an important STEM concept), design and play STEM planes (learn about important concepts like force and motion, angles and trajectory!)
I am looking for Church members who have talents in the areas of engineering, science, math, construction, and technology to work with the Preschoolers at the various stations.
In His Service,