STEM education at St. Francis Preschool

As preschool educators and as parents, we know that young children are natural scientists. They are curious about the world around them and will make many attempts to better understand. It is this instinctual curiosity and desire to explore that makes our children so eager to learn. Through the implementation of STEM education, we construct learning environments where students are given the opportunity to experience, talk, debate, discover, design, create and build.

STEM is the academic disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics integrated in a way that engages students in experiences through project-based activities. This leads to higher level thinking as students take charge of their own learning. The STEM program has been a part of St. Francis of Assisi Preschool since 2009 and is Coordinated by 3’s teacher, Jennifer Baker.

We look forward to sharing STEM lessons with the Preschool children throughout the year as we discover and explore the changing of seasons, investigate germs, experiment with motion, and much more!