Most parents understand the concept of STEM as it may relate to higher education, but for preschool parents, are the expectations different?
You cannot pick up any childcare magazine or peruse any website geared toward parenting without seeing the acronym S.T.E.M. or S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math) and it’s benefits to children. We all have seen the multitude of toys, gifts and classes that promise STEM will make your child successful. Fortunately for Frederick Montessori parents and busy parents in our area, our staff and curriculum incorporate STEAM in each and every school day, focusing on the process and how it impacts our world. The fundamentals of a Montessori education are child led, hands on, attractive materials that children can freely experiment with in a prepared environment. This type of experiential learning, with creative problem solving develops a life-long love of learning and grows the whole child in the process. [Read more…]