The S.T.E.A.M. Lab is one of the most exciting parts of Little Friends Preschool. "S.T.E.A.M." stands for "Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics," and each of those disciplines is represented in this wonderful space. Inside is a science corner with such wonders as magnetic and light tables, an interactive globe, and an ant farm. There are child-size computers with learning programs, a greatly-adored magnetic white board with all manner of people and places and vehicles and insects and clouds and trees and flowers with which to create scenery, and a child-size library with colorful reading rug, reading tents, and reading nooks, and shelves no higher than their heads.
All institutions of higher learning these days – middle and high schools, colleges and universities – emphasize S.T.E.M. programs, stressing study for both males and females in those fields. We believe a more enlightened approach is to add the Arts into the mix, that a truly well-rounded person is versed in what lifts the soul and the spirit, as well as the more hard-core academic areas. We find children to be incredibly visionary, willing to take huge risks in their thinking, thriving on the response of their peers and teachers as they take flight in imagination.