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Our Blog: December 10, 2019

An Innovative In-Service Day

LPARecently, we had a great in-service training day for our teachers. Everyone worked hard and learned exciting new ways to inspire and educate the children in our care! This is a very special opportunity for our teachers to become students for a day. 

As a STEM school, our classrooms provide the environment and readily available materials that engage children and develop the critical thinking and problem-solving skills they inherently possess. In the early childhood STEM classroom, Science is a way of Thinking, Technology and Engineering are ways of Doing, and math is a way of Measuring. Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math are woven into the fabric of the classroom, in both the environment and the children’s experiences. In this training, we specifically explored: 

  • Introducing tools for thinking, doing, and measuring to enhance the learning environment to encourage creative thinking and problem-solving.
  • Teacher-led STEM investigations that encourage interactions so children can explore and make connections.

In these ways, we look forward to enhancing every child’s classroom experience and to continue offering a quality education for all our little ones. 

About the Author

Dr. Susan Canizares

Dr. Susan Canizares is the Chief Academic Officer at Learning Care Group, responsible for leading all aspects of the educational mission. Dr. Canizares earned her Ph.D. in language and literacy development from Fordham University and a master’s degree in special education, specializing in Early Childhood, from New York University. She has authored more than 100 nonfiction photographic titles for beginning readers. Some of her published credits include Side by Side Series: Little Raccoon Catches a Cold and A Writer’s Garden.