An early start to STEM education is essential for developing the foundation of STEM fluency, which includes:
The M in STEM, Mathematics, is absolutely crucial to any school’s STEM program. Just as our programs at Kid Spark Education support engineering, technology, and science, focusing on your school’s STEM math curriculum is paramount for setting up students for success.
Continuing our mission to provide STEM learning opportunities for students in pre-kindergarten through the 8th grade, we’re thrilled to announce updated versions of our two STEM programs. These programs are equipped with a variety of reusable engineering materials that range from basic building blocks to programmable robotics.
With already packed curriculums, we understand that for many schools it’s difficult to add additional opportunities for STEM into class time. That’s why we’re a big fan of STEM afterschool programs, because they give students opportunities to learn new skills while they socialize with their classmates.
At Kid Spark Education we’re proud to offer programs that make it possible for educators in early childhood education to Middle School to teach STEM. Our elementary and middle school STEM programs provide value by helping children to see themselves as critical thinkers and problem solvers, both skills that have countless applications.
After ten years of research on STEM education for preschoolers and elementary students, we've got a lot to say about the importance of block play for young children as well as the importance of STEM mentors. In fact, our research shows that mentors (teachers, parents, grandparents....) aren't simply important—they're critical in helping children feel confident and capable in STEM.
Good news: Kids are already using the Design & Engineering Process
That means your job is to simply help your kids understand what they're already doing naturally. Take a look at a few real-world examples of the Design & Engineering Process that kids are already involved in, and notice what these things all have in common.
If you’re like a lot of parents (who may be newly homeschooling your elementary-aged kids), you've heard a lot about STEM education lately. Maybe you're looking for ways to incorporate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) learning into the curriculum provided by your child's teacher, or you're looking for educational enrichment you can do to bring STEM home.