We invite parents of children aged 2-5 to join us for a sneak peak into the magic that is Weems Creek Nursery School. Applications for the 2019-2020 school year will be accepted as of January 21, 2019.
We look forward to seeing you!
Weems Creek Nursery School's STEAM program is designed to promote foundational skills crucial for the learning of all children. Hands-on activities will enhance your child's natural wonder and curiosity at the world around him while simultaneously cultivating:
- creative problem solving
- critical thinking
- independent thinking
- resiliency in risk-taking
The schedule will include time to play and eat lunch. At the beginning of the year, the schedule will also allow students to adapt to a longer school day by incorporating "quiet time" before diving into new learning. Once started, children will be solving a daily question or "challenge" following monthly themes that could range from seasons to reptiles.
Open to our PreK and Young 4s students, this M/W/F program is sure to pique your child's curiosity and give them plenty to talk about at dinnertime!
For more information, please contact our STEAM teacher, Marisa Corona, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or Kate Marriner, our school director, at email@example.com.
Inquisitive, imaginative, and playful: inherent descriptors of preschool aged children. Every single day the world offers them new experiences, new learning, and new opportunities to discover their passions. In fact, the common maxim, the world is your playground, is never truer than for a child in the incredibly impressionable years prior to age seven – the years when the human brain develops more rapidly than at any other time in life.
STEAM is an approach to educating children that focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. It sounds academic, but if you think about it, children naturally gravitate to these topics when left to their own imagination. Further, STEAM activities promote a cross of right-brain and left-brain thinking and supports hand-eye coordination and motor skills without children even realizing they are strengthening these capabilities.
Science – A way of viewing the world around us. Science is found digging in the dirt for worms, observing the pattern of the moon in the sky, or analyzing the similarities and differences between a bird and an airplane.
Technology – Not just the use of computers, tablets and the Internet; technology refers to the TOOLS we use. Legos or blocks to build, pencils and crayons to create, or tying a string around an object to pull it are all basic examples of technology that enable us to complete a task.
Engineering – The ability to analyze and brainstorm to solve a problem within some field is the crux of engineering. Engineering is found in innovation such as putting sticks or a wooden board across a puddle in order to cross without getting wet.
Art – Simply put, art is a means for expressing ourselves, whether it is in the classical sense of painting or drawing, using words, by constructing an object, coding, making music...you get the idea.
Mathematics – Numbers, patterns, graphing, identifying probability, mathematics encourages the practice of logic.
STEAM in and of itself is not new or ground-breaking. It is gender inclusive, and allows boy and girls to equally explore and investigate the world around them. At Weems Creek, we believe participating in STEAM activities is like internalizing the directional points N/S/E/W. Once a child has his or her compass, it will guide him on his personal journey – wherever that may lead!
Please join us in welcoming educator and new owner, Mary Ostrowski, to our Weems Creek Nursery and Kindergarten Community.
Tuesday, February 13th
6:30 - 8:00 pm
We hope you will take this opportunity to meet and hear her exciting plans for our school, ask questions and most of all, share in the love of Weems Creek Nursery and Kindergarten.
The Weems Creek Summer Session for this year will be held from June 5th -29th. Camp takes place 9-1, Monday through Thursday.
Registration begins now! Our Summer Session applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. Earliest dates fill the available spaces. A non-refundable registration/activity fee of $100.00 must accompany your application. If you are only signing up for a 1-week session, please pay the full amount of $240.00. Please note that this registration/activity fee will be deducted from the summer tuition bill! Enrollment is limited, so register early to avoid disappointment. Sessions are as follows:
Monday - Thursday 9am to 1pm for Young 4’s s to 6 year olds -
snack provided, bring lunch
Tuition for the summer sessions are as follows:
1-3- weeks - Monday - Thursday Session $240.00 per week
All 4 Weeks - Monday - Thursday Session $760.00
An exciting 4-week program full of summer activities and fun for children ages 4 -6 is planned. Some of our group activities include water play, games, art projects, story time, cooking, music and other special events! Please note that snack will be provided each day as well as milk for lunch.
Summer camp information packets and tuition bills will be sent to all enrolled by April 21, 2016. Tuition must be paid in full prior to Friday, May 12, 2016. With thoughts towards summer and warm weather, I thank you for your interest in our Summer Camp! For more information to register, give us a call or send us an email.