What is STEAM?
STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics.
Our learning environments have been created in part to incorporate spaces that promote STEAM.
STEAM is a philosophy that permeates everything we do at Immanuel ELC. It’s a way of thinking about how we can help children integrate knowledge across disciplines, encouraging them to think in a more connected and holistic way.
Children do engage with STEAM every single day and with lots of natural colours within each room. There is a sense of calm for all children which encourages them to learn and grow in their everyday activities.
The Centre is made up of four rooms: Dragonflies, Butterflies, Caterpillars and Bumblebees.
Dragonflies and Butterflies
From these two rooms operate the Centre’s kindy program with children aged 4 to 5 years.
- Engaging, explorative and imaginative spaces to facilitate new ways of thinking and problem solving
- School readiness learning opportunities in preparation for the transition to Prep – particularly in Literacy and Numeracy
- Child-centered, inquiry-driven learning sequences
This room caters to our children aged 3 to 4 years.
- Social and Emotional Learning including how to be a good friend
- Developmentally appropriate early Literacy and Numeracy learning experiences
- Imaginative and creative learning zones allowing for exploration using different mediums including art, Lego and recycled materials
This room caters to our children aged 2 to 3 years.
- Early Literacy and Numeracy learning opportunities
- Problem solving
- Social and Emotional Learning including turn taking, sharing and getting along with others