Quality of content. High quality programs focus on their curriculum. Their should be many hands-on activities, team work, and the latest technological innovations. Look for programs that have "true" integration and go beyond building simple kits.
Delivery matters. Meaning teacher delivery. Ask your potential STEM facility about the instructors that are teaching your children. Their resumes should speak volumes.
Program Stability. High end STEM programs offer year round classes.
Community Involvement. High end STEM programs will offer free events, private events, field trips, and introduce active members of the STEM community to induce creative thinking by both parents and children alike.
Transparency. High quality STEM programs will lay it all on the table. They will introduce you to instructors, go over day-to-day policies, content, and prices without having to be prompted. Nothing is hidden and you should know exactly where you stand.
In short, quality content, instructor delivery, program stability, community involvement, and transparency are the most important elements when assessing a potential STEM program. Also, the best time to introduce your children to STEM is when they are young and their imagination is boundless. Kindergarten is the perfect time to start your child in a quality STEM program. STEM is integrated learning with real world applications. STEM is now and STEM is the future!
May 9th - Nova Enrichment Academy in association with LCPS and ERMS PTA is hosting a talk on Saturday, May 9th by Mr. Tom Dubick discussing “New Trends in STEM Education for Parents and Teachers.” This event is FREE to attend and is open to Parents, Teachers and Students. The talk will be held at Eagle Ridge and Broad Run School. Details of the event are available on their website.
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