Have you heard of STEM? It’s the new catch phrase to refer to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics and the ideology that we should be encouraging our children to develop STEMP skills. Developing STEM skills starts at the very beginning of the learning curve when children are still young and exploring the world around them. At Affordable Daycare Oakland we encourage children to explore with different toys, textures, and activities in order to develop STEM skill sets that will help them later in life and impulse their performance in preschool and at school.
At Affordable Daycare Oakland we like to encourage children to explore their curiosity through activities that expose them to different textures and activities. Our team of professional daycare workers has developed a science curriculum that designs activities with a scientific perspective. We encourage children to play with different types of toys and indulge their curiosity. We have seen how effective this method of daycare is, because the children have fun during these activities and learn at the same time, which are the two most important objectives we have here at Affordable Daycare Oakland.
In addition to activities with a scientific approach, we also design activities with a technological approach depending on the preferences of parents and guardians. Allowing children to use technological devices at an early age can help with their cognitive skills and may help peak their technological interests. We have a large repertoire of digital games, storytelling, and musical instruments with a technological perspective to encourage children to explore this subject. We are especially interested in having families and parents participate in this program and are open to your preferences about whether you would like your children to explore technological devices or not.
Engineering is one of the favorite types of activities for young children because they have the opportunity to build things! Every child loves using building blocks and legos and then pushing everything down! At Affordable Daycare Oakland part of our STEM curriculum is to encourage children to engage in building activities with different materials. Our daycare professionals design activities with an engineering perspective in mind so that children are learning from an early age different skills and are developing new cognitive capacities. Our objective is to make activities at the daycare center both fun and educational and we are proud to have the engineering activities as part of our STEM program.
Very few people expect toddlers and young children to be doing algebra, but we believe that its never too early to start doing math!! At Affordable Daycare Oakland we encourage children to begin learning numbers at a young age to be able to be ahead of the curve in preschool and the next phases of their lives. Our trainers develop STEM activities with a mathematical approach, helping children to grasp the notion of numbers and quantities and be able to learn new ways of understanding the world through a math perspective! If you are interested in our activities, give us a ring for more information!