The more you get to know me, the more you'll learn that I'm a big proponent of raising children to know they're capable of anything. You see, growing up, I was quite blessed that my parents consistently gave my brothers and me the message that if we wanted it, we could do it. (They still do this actually.) "It" takes a plan, hard work and dedication despite failure that may occur along the way. With those pieces in place, to this day we know we have their unfailing support in helping us achieve whatever it is we we set our minds to.
These days, so many resources exist to help share this message! Two of my favorites are A Mighty Girl and The Mankind Project. In short, both organizations promote community to empower girls and boys in traditional gender roles as well as non-traditional gender roles. It's the balance between the two that I appreciate so much!
The buttons below will take you to their websites. Even more though, if you're on Facebook, I encourage you to follow both of these pages. I find the resources and inspiration that both groups share to be rich. If anything resonates, please let me know! I'd love to hear how these resources work for you.
We are honored to be awarded the distinction "Best Preschool" in the 2018 Macaroni Kid Annapolis Gold Daisy Awards. Not only that, we are humbled to further be named the MOST LOVED business in Annapolis/Edgewater (Weems Creek was the business with the most overall votes in the contest)!
THANK YOU for voting for us and demonstrating your support and love for Weems Creek. Mostly, thank you for trusting us with your small, but most precious of treasures!
We look forward to seeing you!
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!