Getting “Artsy” in Our STEAM Preschool Curriculum
At Learning Zone preschools in Murfreesboro and Nashville, we use a STEAM curriculum. STEAM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. This type of curriculum is also called STEM, but a STEM curriculum doesn’t include the Arts.
Our Unique Approach
Our application of the STEAM curriculum is somewhat unique. Instead of studying about a STEAM topic, we approach the topic from a career standpoint. That is, we help children explore these topics through specific careers in these areas. So, for example, instead of studying about the Big Dipper, we talk about an astronomer. And learn why an astronomer studies constellations like the Big Dipper. Looking through the eyes of a person with a specific career opens up so many avenues of learning. This approach is unique compared to other preschools in Murfreesboro, and it’s what has made Learning Zone one of the fastest growing preschools and daycares in middle Tennessee.
Artists Among Us
In January, our younger children are exploring various artistic media. Of course, crayons are a staple for younger children, but our students are stretching their imaginations by making “crazy crayon creations.” Also, they are experiencing outdoor arts, taking paint expeditions, and learning how to listen to music.
Older children are studying artistic masters, learning to recognize and appreciate art all over the world, and doing some experimental art, such as painting with ice. (Results shown in photo.)
Guest speakers also enrich our studies. Meeting a person who works at the career we are studying really drives home what the children are learning. And with so many local musicians and other types of artists in our area, we have many guest speakers to choose from in January.
Learn More About Learning Zone Day Care and Preschool
If you have interest in a STEAM curriculum for your child, please contact us. We have preschools in Nashville and Murfreesboro. We are open from 6:00 am to 6:30 pm, and we would love to have you join our family.