The U.S. has developed as a global leader, in large part, because of the intellect and hard work of its scientists, engineers and innovators. The School of Education at Miami Dade College is at the forefront of training tomorrow’s leaders through initiatives that expose both teachers and young learners to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). One such initiative is the Exploration Station, a STEM-focused preschool at North Campus. The state-of-the-art facility serves as the region’s model school, where students in the School of Education’s Early Childhood Education programs receive real-world experience working with children under the guidance of their professors. As both a National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC)-accredited and an Early Learning Coalition 5+ Star Center pre-school, Exploration Station utilizes the latest research-driven teaching methods and best practices in early childhood education. While young students participate in a balanced curriculum of arts, music, reading and physical education, STEM activities are the foundation of the program. Exploration Station also includes a children’s garden, smart tables and a science laboratory featuring toys that inspire students to investigate.
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