"Young Scientists" are challenged to think outside the box
By the age of 3, preschool children have developed many self-help skills and enjoy playing with their peers. They actively participate in the routines of preschool programs, while asserting their newfound independence and autonomy.
Our preschool program takes inspiration from children’s natural sense of curiosity and enthusiasm for learning. Building on the Creative Curriculum for Preschool®, our program is filled with open-ended, child-directed activities that aim to foster interests that last well beyond preschool. At the same time, our experienced preschool teachers set school readiness standards that align with the local school system and assessment guidelines to make sure our children meet and exceed age-group objectives and are well-prepared to succeed in our Pre-Kindergarten program and beyond.
What? Why? How?
Teachers also implement creative strategies to focus our preschool curriculum around science, technology, engineering, art and math (STEAM). Our STEAM education is not only meant to teach a set of subject areas but rather focuses on teaching students to question, hypothesize, predict, investigate and theorize. Our young scientists are encouraged to ask many "what", "why" and "how" questions and challenged to think outside the box. Why do some objects float better in water? Why do some sink? What do you need to create a shadow? What happens as you move light closer or farther away from an object? How tall can you build with plastic bottles? As any scientist, our children experience joy in exploration and discovery.
From ages 3–8, children’s brain tissue uses twice as much energy as adult brain tissue.
A 5-year-old child weighing 44 pounds requires 860 calories a day. Half of that energy goes to the brain.
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