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3 Interesting Reasons Why Science is So Important to STEM (STEAM) Education in Preschools

 

 
For young preschoolers learning to navigate the world, science can quickly become part of their day-to-day lives.

Children are naturally curious and so as they grow and develop, they begin to discover through play, ask important questions and hone their creativity to solve problems.

Science is the first letter in the STEM (STEAM) acronym and therefore for the next generation of scientists, it’s important that science lessons at preschool are fun, age-appropriate and engaging.

At Kids Konnect preschools, we offer children an exciting play-based curriculum, packed full of activities created with STEM (STEAM) subjects in mind.

We believe it’s never too early to expose children to STEM (STEAM) subjects and the opportunity to develop useful skills and abilities through preschool education is crucial to later success.

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In this blog we’ll be discovering 3 reasons why we believe science is so important to preschool education.

3 Fantastic Reasons Why the Arts Are So Important to STEM (STEAM) Education in Preschools

 

 
For the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians, the arts have never been more important.

At Kids Konnect preschools, we offer children an exciting play-based curriculum, packed full of activities created with STEM (STEAM) subjects in mind.

We think it’s never too early to expose children to STEM (STEAM) subjects and the opportunity to develop lifelong skills and abilities through preschool education is not to be missed.

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Although the incorporation of an A for arts into the ‘official’ acronym for STEM (STEAM) can cause controversy, in this blog we’ll be discovering 3 reasons why we believe the arts are so important to preschool education.

 

1. The arts can foster later academic achievements:

STEM (STEAM) based learning is all about encouraging children to be actively engaged in their own learning.

By allowing children to pursue their interests, they are able to take their own initiative and benefit from new ways of thinking.

For example, did you know that in later life, art students are four times more likely to be recognized for academic achievement?

Furthermore, studies also show that students who study the arts are also three times more likely to receive awards for school attendance.

Introducing children to the arts early in life can therefore boost their chances of pursuing an artistic subject and enjoying an excellent academic grounding, instilling values of self-motivation and drive.

 

How Summer Camps Teach Children STEAM Skills

 

 
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With activities designed to reflect the preschool curriculum, there’s plenty of room to explore your child’s interests.

The Bay Area has a wide range of camps tailored to the needs of your family.

It’s easy to find shorter or more long term programs too - most camps offer half day sessions and even weeklong projects for youngsters of preschool age and above to suit your budget.

Also, whereas some camps offer a more general selection of activities, there are other specialty camps that focus on a particular activity or skill.

Let’s find out more about these different types of camp and what they can teach your child about STEAM skills.

Why Preschool Gives Young Children the Best Start in Life (Part 2 of 2)

 


Attending a Kids Konnect preschool is a brilliant opportunity for young children to learn and develop in a safe and caring environment.

Our play-based curriculum, packed with STEM (STEAM) based learning activities, equips your child with transferrable skills and abilities that benefit their later learning.

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California has the highest population of all states in the US and as a result, is home to a diverse range of people, cultures and ethnicities.

Raising children with an appreciation of differences is therefore an important part of what we do at Kids Konnect.

Teaching children to be accepting of their peers and to have empathy for others are also lifelong values that will serve them well into adulthood.

One way we teach children about cultures is by introducing them to holidays you may not celebrate at home. Click here to find out more about celebrations at preschool.

What is a Play-Based Curriculum?

At Kids Konnect, we also know that although being a parent is incredibly rewarding, it can be tough on your mental health and social life.

That’s why preschool daycare can be great for you and your child – it enables them to learn and have fun, while providing you a chance to maintain your career or gain extra time for your own needs.

In last week’s blog post, we discussed how preschool helps your child to establish daily routines and can give them a head start academically in an increasingly competitive world.

In part 2 of our extended blog post you can discover how preschool teaches your child about culture and why preschool can help parents to socialize with other parents and caregivers.

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Why Preschool Gives Young Children the Best Start in Life (Part 1 of 2)

Sending your child to preschool has many benefits for their personal and educational development.

Whether it’s lessons in STEM subjects or social skills that come through making friends, preschool has positive lifelong effects on young children.

It’s no secret that the Bay Area economy seems to be thriving. But behind the scenes working families are struggling.

Did you know that according to a recent study, over the past four years, childcare costs in the Bay Area have increased by 40 percent?

Although the North California region is home to a higher than average percentage of educated residents, a diverse employer base and robust startups, not everything is as it seems.

Inadequate housing production is a huge concern for young families, as are the worsening traffic problems and resulting pollution.

Rising costs don’t seem to be dampening daycare demand however. A 2017 study found that only 23 percent of children of children in California who needed childcare had a place available.