Why STEAM?

Full STEAM Ahead

 

Harrison Street Academy is proudly recognized as the first S.T.E.A.M. preschool in Leesburg, VA. A STEAM powered education is a progressive, ground-breaking program that introduces children to the concepts of science, mathematics and the arts. This may sound like a challenge for preschool students, but recent studies have demonstrated that our precious little ones are able to respond, learn and grow when placed in a stimulating environment with passionate, 

well-equipped teachers.


STEAM curriculum goes way beyond colors, shapes, numbers and letters. It includes hands-on experiments in a science lab, where children discover why clouds move, why things sink or float, why seasons change, how plants grow, how to mix colors and how to make bath salts. We'll have pets to help nurture and grow, and an outdoor garden to see where we get our fruit and vegetables from. Exploration at it's finest!


The Growing Need for STEAM

Harrison Street Academy proudly prepares preschool students to be leaders in a STEAM powered world. The US Department of Education reports that the number of STEAM jobs in the United States will grow by 14% from 2010 to 2020, growth that is “much faster “ than the national average of 5-8 % across all job sectors. We all know that STEAM is a strong component in most aspects of life beyond our professions as well! 


STEAM garden preschool
STEM and STEAM preschool