Children at La Petite Academy are honing their critical thinking and collaborative skills through a new curriculum that maximizes their abilities as natural-born scientists and engineers. The exclusive Early Innovator program for Preschool and Pre-K students follows a STEM approach – where science, technology, engineering and math are incorporated into all aspects of the learning experience.
“The STEM fields are deeply linked to the real world and to how children learn most effectively,” said Dr. Susan Canizares, Chief Academic Officer at La Petite Academy. “By nurturing their natural interest in STEM concepts during the critical formative years, we’re unlocking our children’s potential for success as our future innovators and leaders.”
By integrating STEM concepts and activities throughout the classroom, La Petite Academy is enabling children to build connections among these diverse skills. The approach encourages hands-on learning experiences in which children share discoveries and collaborate on solutions using a variety of tools, materials and discussions.
The STEM-inspired Early Innovator curriculum for Preschool and Pre-K students is supported with Learning Care System (LCS), a proprietary digital lesson planning tool. Leveraging data on each child’s progress, teachers are able to customize the curriculum to meet the specific developmental needs and interests for individual children to ensure school readiness. Each lesson plan is unique, because every child is unique.
La Petite Academy provides early education and care for children ages 6 weeks – 12 years old, including a before- and after-school program. To schedule a tour, visit www.lapetite.com or call 844-675-4650.