Join us for STEM Adventures at Academies nationwide
March 17, 2022
Posted in: In the News
More than 115 Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care locations in the U.S. will host “STEM Adventures,” a free community event promoting science, technology, engineering and math exploration through interactive activities geared toward children ages 2 through 12, March 19-April 23.
The Benefits of STEM Education for All Ages
“Current research shows scientific instruction improves abilities in subjects outside of science, including literacy, language-learning and critical thinking, and STEM Adventures is designed to equip kids with a strong head start,” said Joy Turner, Kiddie Academy vice president of education. “We invite local families to join us and participate in all the ways Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials® curriculum taps into children’s natural sense of curiosity as they discover the world around them.”
According to the Department of Education, STEM exposure for children is essential to creating a nation of leaders who can understand and solve the complex decisions and challenges they will encounter in our world. The DOE highlights the importance of all children having access to STEM literacy and education, no matter where they live—an initiative Kiddie Academy fully supports.
What to Expect at STEM Adventures
Participating Academies will focus on a “movement” theme, with activities like making flying paper airplanes, participating in a bouncing ball rodeo or making a ping pong ball launcher. Activities will be appropriate for children ages 2 through school-age and will be hands-on and play-based.
“Our hope is to enable young learners to explore their curiosities and interests through developing and testing scientific hypotheses in everyday situations, while also providing parents with ideas on how to bring STEM education into the home,” said Turner.
Refreshments will be provided at the events, which most Academies will hold on March 19, April 9 and April 10. To register at a participating Academy, find your local Academy.
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