A Nonprofit Organization
Sponsored byThe Sembrat Law Firm
STEM STEPS believes strongly in the eight indicators of a quality prek-3 curriculum provided by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) and the National Association of Early Childhood Specialists in State Departments of Education (NAECS/SDE) :
• Children are active and engaged
• Goals are clear and shared by all
• Curriculum is evidence-based
• Valued content is learned through investigation, play, and focused, intentional teaching
• Curriculum builds on prior learning and experiences
• Curriculum is comprehensive
• Professional standards validate the curriculum’s subject-matter content
• Research and other evidence indicates that the curriculum, if implemented as intended, will likely have beneficial effects
(as cited in EDC, 2013, p. 2-3)
STEM STEPS offers a child-centered, STEM focused curriculum utilizing project-based learning activities. Reading and Language Arts are integrated seamlessly utilizing a variety of texts, student journals, along with phonics and phonemic awareness activities.
PA CORE and Pennsylvania Early Learning Standards- STEM STEPS utilizes PA CORE and PA Early Learning standards to develop curriculum maps and guide instructional planning. STEM STEPS teachers use a variety of ongoing assessment to adjust instruction to student’s needs and learning interests.
What is STEM?
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education has been a national movement at the high school and middle school levels and has proven successful in teaching students through engaging them in meaningful activities at all ages, including early childhood. Students are highly engaged in learning writing and reading because it is integral in recording data, making hypothesis, and researching. STEM STEPS stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Education, through Student-Teacher Empowering Partnerships.
The school day at STEMsteps runs from 9:00am-3:00pm for all ages and classes. The school age before and after school care program runs from 6:30am until school drop off and school pick up to 6:00pm. Parents may choose to enroll their children 2-5 days a week. Parents may also choose to enroll their children in before and after school care, allowing them to drop off and pick up their child during business hours from 7:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Breakfast and snack are served to students enrolled before and after school care. All preschool, and kindergarten prep students are offered lunch and a snack on site.
All new Toddler Room (12-36 months) pricing
Follow us on social media for updates. On select Fridays from 6pm to 9pm, STEMsteps staff engages the community by offering “Parents Night Out”. This program allows parents of the students and any community member to register their children for a fee of $25 per child. This helps to promote STEMsteps business and engages the community.
STEM STEPS school admits students of any race, color, national origin, and ethic origin to all the rights, privileges, programs and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin and ethnic origin in administration of its educational policies, admission policies, scholarship and loan programs and athletic and other school-administered programs.