Farm to School Philosophy
STEMsteps follows a Farm to Childcare (F2C) / Farm to School (F2S) model and provides a kid-friendly, vegetarian menu for all students. STEMsteps serves lunch and snack to all students enrolled in the school day program. A daily breakfast is served to students receiving morning care and afternoon care students will receive an additional snack. STEMsteps is currently collaborating with local farms in the area to increase our access to fresh, local fruits and vegetables. STEMsteps also has indoor and outdoor gardens to help engage students in hands-on science activities while we teach sustainable practices, food systems, and food sources.
STEMsteps teachers use a variety of tools to enhance their instruction in the classroom. Google Suite, interactive SMART displays, iPads, and HATCH interactive tables are all a part of the STEMsteps experience.