What is STEAM?
S = Science
T = Technology
E = Engineering
A = Arts
M = Maths
Why is STEAM an integral part of the My Kindy Curriculum?
At My Kindy we believe that every child is an individual with their own social, emotional, intellectual, physical abilities and interests. We provide an active learning environment, where each child’s individuality is respected, valued and fostered. As a ‘Little Scientists House’ each My Kindy service is committed to providing quality, hands-on, inquiry-based STEAM learning.
Our holistic program empowers children to explore STEAM with confidence and joy. Our Educators understand that children intrinsically want to learn and develop an understanding of the world around them. Our My Kindy centres provide a range of tools, resources and educational concepts that support the implementation of child-led discovery and research.
“Every child starts out as a natural-born scientist” – Carl Sagan.
Our curriculum recognises that from the moment they are born, children accumulate experience and knowledge. The more they experience, the more their understanding on a concept can develop. Our Educators support each child’s development by recognising that their prior knowledge needs to be identified and built upon.
At My Kindy, we believe that to discover the joy of STEAM, children need to be given the opportunity to explore the world in a nurturing and playful setting that boosts their natural eagerness to learn. Our overarching goal is to enable children to access high quality education from an early age and to ensure each child is prepared for the transition to school, the world’s ever changing technologies and Australia’s competitive workforce in the future.
My Kindy is proud to be recognised as a ‘Little Scientists House’. This Certification demonstrates My Kindy’s dedication to enquiry-based STEAM education. It promotes each My Kindy service as an active learning environment that incorporates educational concepts such as inquiry-based learning, metacognition and co-construction.