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Play-based curriculum modules is broadly recognized to be a key measurement of powerful early learning. When educators deliberately arrange STEM encounters (concentrated on key ideas and abilities), it allows youngsters lead the pack in investigating, and ask open-ended questions that allow kids reflect, develop their own speculations and inquiries, and investigate more.
In today’s world, more and more employers are not only looking for a skilled workforce but are relying on talented, well rounded employees who bring collaboration, problem solving and critical thinking skills to the table. It has become a necessity in many company’s cultures around the world for their employees to poses these skills for success in our global economy. So when should we begin teaching students these skills? Is preschool too early to focus on such BIG tasks? Research says preschool is where to begin. According to the US Chamber of Commerce, “(T)he capacity for developmental skills begins in the first five years of life. This is the beginning point for a person’s creativity, communication, team working, problem-solving and critical thinking skills.”