If you have been paying attention to the world of education and child care, you may have heard references to the STEAM curriculum.
No, it has nothing to do with boiling water or evaporation. The STEAM curriculum is the cutting edge education concept that focuses on five distinct elements: Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics. Put them all together and you get STEAM!
LAKE NONA — Your Child and STEAM
You might think that these subjects would be too advanced for young, preschool-aged children. But, the truth is that exposing children early to these concepts can help create learning habits and attitudes towards the world around them that can help them grow intellectually at a faster rate.
While young children may be too young to understand computer algorithms or other advanced technological concepts, they are never too young to develop a natural curiosity about their world and a desire to keep learning more and more advanced concepts.
LAKE NONA — Free Prekindergarten for Every Child
Thanks to Florida’s Voluntary Prekindergarten (VPK) program, every child ages four to five is entitled to free, top-quality prekindergarten education at the school of their choice, including Amazing Explorers Academy.
Through VPK’s free program, children can get the preparation they need to enhance their pre-reading, pre-math, language and social skills. Developing these skills help children to become strong readers and better students throughout their educational career and beyond.
LAKE NONA — Integrating Learning and Play
At Amazing Explorers, even the youngest children can develop a strong foundation for future learning by exploring STEAM concepts and skills through both playing and discussion. Children can then develop and apply those skills through supervised play.
Science encourages children to investigate and answer questions, often using experimentation.
Technology can be something as simple as using crayons and rulers, or as advanced as using microscopes and computers.
Engineering teaches children to problem solve.
Arts encourage creativity and help children to express themselves through a variety of media.
Mathematics can help children grasp numbers, patterns, shapes, and organizational skills.
LAKE NONA — Way More than Babysitting
Many traditional daycare centers are more akin to professional babysitting. But Amazing Explorers gives your children more of what they need to succeed in the world.
At Amazing Explorers, your child can develop a genuine passion for learning using the STEAM concept, which can be sustained throughout their education and into their career.