We introduced STEAM as part of our curriculum for all students from PK2 through 12th grade.
What is STEAM? A program that cultivates creativity, critical thinking, independence, resilience and more.
A way of viewing the world around us. Science is found digging in the dirt for worms, observing the pattern of the moon in the sky, or analyzing the similarities and differences between a bird and an airplane.
Not just the use of computers, tablets and the Internet; technology refers to the TOOLS we use. Legos or blocks to build, pencils and crayons to create, or tying a string around an object to pull it are all basic examples of technology that enable us to complete a task.
The ability to analyze and brainstorm to solve a problem within some field is the crux of engineering. Engineering is found in innovation such as putting sticks or a wooden board across a puddle in order to cross without getting wet.
Simply put, art is a means for expressing ourselves, whether it is in the classical sense of painting or drawing, using words, by constructing an object, coding, making music...you get the idea.
Numbers, patterns, graphing, identifying probability, mathematics encourages the practice of logic.
What makes MDA preschool EXTRA special is our focus on social-emotional learning; helping our little ones become a family of compassionate learners.