Research tells us our youngest learners need to learn through the use of their senses, have the freedom of self-guided play, be exposed to activities that build oral language skills, and experience teacher supported social and emotional advancement. Our new Preschool STEAM Lab accomplishes these purposes in a variety of ways using hands-on, intentional play spaces that are STEAM focused.
Students have the opportunity to build structures only they can imagine in our engineering center, work together to build vocabulary or solve STEM problems on our high tech, interactive touch table, play and build objects on our light cube, and create endless structures on the magnet wall. They take care of our pets in the pet center using their imagination pretending to be a veterinarian or own a pet store, learn the value of healthy eating through the process of gardening in our beautiful, new outdoor garden, create a variety of artistic masterpieces in our art and music centers, and explore textures in our sensory center.
Through exposure to these activities, our preschoolers learn how to work together to solve problems, develop complex oral language skills allowing them to better communicate with others, ultimately deepening their social and emotional health.