Availability: M-F, 7am - 6pm
Fees: Child care co-payment fees for families with co-payments only. There are also charges for private families based off competitive child care rates.
The Early Learning – STEM program is a 3 year program designed to support small group learning for preschool age children ages 3-5 in the Central neighborhood. The program will focus on STEM education aligned with both the High Scope Curriculum and the State of Ohio’s Early Learning Common Core standards. This fun and interactive learning environment will broaden children’s minds, and stretch their imaginations while discovering new talents and learning new skills through a variety of stimulating STEM initiated interactive classroom-based activities, workshops, and field trips to help prepare children for kindergarten. In addition, the STEM program includes professional development for teachers and program staff, and family engagement opportunities throughout the year.
The Early Childhood Hands-On Science (ECHOS) curriculum will be used to support STEM learning and to help students strengthen their knowledge in the areas of life science, earth science, physical science, engineering, math, creative arts, and critical thinking skill development. In addition, students will learn science processing skills such as; observing, describing, categorizing, predicting, experimenting, and drawing conclusions.
The new PNC Computer & Technology Learning Center will also allow children the opportunities to be introduced to the latest state- of- the art technology. The computer and technology center is equipped with touch screen computers, I-tablets (loaded with STEM computer software games and actives), interactive whiteboard and much more! The technology center will aim to support the children’s overall learning and developmental process in the areas of social, cognitive, language, literacy, writing, science, and mathematics.
This program was made possible by a grant by PNC Grow up Great, a 3-year, $49,000 program dedicated to early childhood education. To date, PNC has provided more than $6 million in grants in Cleveland to dozens of local kindergarten readiness programs and initiatives through Grow Up Great, its signature $350 million, multi-year bilingual effort to improve early childhood education.
For more information please contact Karnese McKenzie at (216) 939-3764 or email at Kmckenzie@clevelandcatholiccharities.org