STEAM is an educational approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking.
The end results are students who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration, and work through the creative process. These are the innovators, educators, leaders, and learners of the 21st century!
At precious moments preschool we teach our children how to implement STEAM in real life projects. Students will start thinking and analyze the problem solving techniques. Some of our projects are like:
PVC Pipe Slingshot
Grafitti Art & Science
Color Changing Play Dough
Perfect for children ages 3-6 years, all the step-by-step activities are helpfully coded with difficulty indicators and estimated project times. Helpful project extensions promote further exploration and learning for enthusiastic children. Bonus materials will make things easy for parents and educators, and include: a handy weekly planning guide, project shopping lists, STEAM journal and more. So gather up your curious kids and get your STEAM on!
If you have ever talked to parents ruminating on the right preschool, chances are you must have heard at least one of them mention STEAM. STEAM, which stands for science, technology, engineering, art, and math, is a method of teaching that is focused on these specific subjects. Now, you may be wondering whether the complicated ideas of science or engineering are too lofty for your 3-year-old to grasp. Well, in a way, you are right. Toddlers may not seem like the right demographic to be introduced to how computers work. But STEAM-based learning at a preschool level will help build a solid foundation that will greatly help them in their future.
At Precious Moments, we offer a STEAM-based curriculum that is designed to help our students develop crucial skills they will inevitably need. It exposes them to activities that stimulate their creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, and innovation skills, among others. We have incorporated STEAM into our preschool program so that the children can learn, explore, question, discover, solve, research, and more.
As daunting as it may sound, it is not difficult to get your child interested in STEAM. Enrolling them at Precious Moments is a good place to start. You can also book a tour of our preschools to see firsthand our child-friendly setting.
If you want to know more about us, our staff, or our curriculum, feel free to reach out to us at 408-320-2149, 408-387-9666, or 408-685-2261. We would be more than happy to answer any questions that you might have.