STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. They are vital for the future of our world and our children. They can seem like a daunting series of subjects but we have years of experience making it fun and accessible for children of all ages. Affordable Daycare San Francisco gives you a cheap daycare option that can help your children to enjoy and excel in their academic studies. Our STEM program is designed to do more than just provide child care or teach your children. Our fun and interactive approach can instill a genuine love and excitement of learning in your child. We encourage their interests and use them to inform our teaching styles and methods.
Infants and Toddlers
No age is too early to begin fostering interest and understanding in the basics of science, technology, engineering, and maths. Our home daycare and childcare centers create adaptive and tailored lesson plans. These are designed to touch on a variety of basic concepts within the STEM subjects. We have years of experience in bringing interesting learning experiences to those as young as infants and toddlers. At this age, our methods are nurturing and will give your child plenty of support and encouragement. We use toys such as building blocks so that children can have a hands-on learning experience.
At preschool age, we can focus on further encouraging and strengthening your child’s understanding of basic STEM concepts. At this stage, we also increasingly encourage children to use these concepts in the lessons that we create. As a Montessori preschool, our focus is on the interests of your child. We pride ourselves on our ability to show young children a variety of STEM activities and on creating a learning approach that is based around the interests that each individual child demonstrates. Between the ages of three and four, we begin to encourage increasing levels of cognitive skills, confidence, and independence through our STEM program.
When children reach the pre k stage we can begin to increase the level of details and difficulty of our STEM curriculum. We challenge our students to continuously learn and advance their understanding through a variety of fun activities that are guaranteed to capture their interest. At this age, children are also beginning to show an increased capability of independence and social interaction. We incorporate a subset of these skills into each of our STEM-focused activities to create well-rounded learning opportunities. Cooking and water-based activities are some of our favorite tools to use in STEM learning, they are highly adaptable and popular with the children.
In kindergarten, we increasingly encourage cooperative projects. These help the children to develop essential life skills like working well with others while it also helps them to grow their STEM knowledge. Group activities are also well known for helping children to solidify and improve their understanding. We have designed our program to demonstrate constant links between the concepts of STEM and life outside of the classroom. We find that this helps to promote a more steady interest in the subjects. For daycare assistance that provides your child with fun opportunities to learn transferable skills, choose our excellent STEM curriculum.