STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, art and math. You may think some of these subjects seem lofty for young children to grasp, but they can build a strong foundation for future learning by exploring STEAM preschool skills and concepts through play and discussion, then applying those skills through more play.
For young children:
Science encourages investigation and answering questions, often involving experimentation.
Technology refers to using simple tools like crayons and rulers, as well as more complex ones like microscopes and computers.
Engineering refers to recognizing problems and testing solutions.
Arts encourage creativity and allow children to illustrate concepts they are learning.
Mathematics deals with numbers, but also patterns, shapes, organizational skills and much more.
At the Early Learning Center, we believe that children have the ability to learn foundational concepts in these subjects at a young age. We nurture STEAM skills and concepts early on and build on them through ongoing opportunities for play and discussion. We encourage students to build knowledge about the world around them by observing, asking questions, and investigating.
Science, technology, engineering, art and math are part of our daily activities and students explore these subjects in an integrated way every day through books, discussions, experiments, art projects, educational games and more.