STEM (Ages 4-5)


From their earliest years, children engage with the world in ways that can promote learning related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. In fact, research has shown that all children are innately curious and eager to explore their environment and learn about a wide variety of causes and effects. Our STEM preschool experience provides a setting in which children can wonder, solve, learn and grow.

Trained teachers will guide student lead investigations that are project-based and introduces the scientific method to the learning process. The curriculum is built upon Indiana’s Early Learning Development Framework for physical, life, earth and space sciences, weather and engineering processes. Additionally, art, reading, writing and play time is included throughout the day providing a holistic learning experience. This innovative program allows children to explore their world and provides the foundations for continued intellectual and academic growth preparing them for future success!

Below is a sample of activities your child may participate in:

  • Introduction of scientific tools such as the microscope, magnifying glasses, rulers, weights and balances
  • Technology integration via an interactive smart board
  • Introduction to the scientific method
  • Guest instructors and collaborators from IUPUI STEM departments and offices to compliment daily instruction
  • Documenting student growth through each STEM-related field
  • Daily Carpet Time = Hypotheses Time – Children develop a hypothesis and then investigate through hands-on experimentation
  • Record and describe changes in weather and seasons
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