Preparing young children for the 21st century means prepping them to be successful in a highly demanding and ever-changing world. Flamingo will work to stretch each child’s educational experiences beyond simply worksheets and ABC’s. STEAM is beyond dated educational practices that plague our educational system such as repetitive and uninspiring dated worksheets. We are hands-on, ﬂuid, mobile, and ﬂexible. We integrate at every step of the way, all day, every day. This is education at Flamingo Island Preschool.
Science at Flamingo is about encouraging wonder, curiosity and creating one’s own hypothesis. Nurturing a child’s inner sense of natural curiosity is the beauty of early childhood experiences.
Technology is a big word for fun new toys at Flamingo! We stretch children’s boundaries by oﬀering opportunities to play with big, expensive equipment such as telescopes, microscopes, computers, video cameras, and other gadgets that are a necessity to master. Oﬀ course, nothing beats our interactive SMART Board, an incredible contribution to the fundraising eﬀorts of all Flamingo Island Parents!
Engineering is providing students the opportunity to critically problem solve new challenges in front of them. From making bridges to creating snap circuits and gooey slime, bridging subjects and problem solving are at the heart of a young child’s start to discovering solutions.
The arts are highly celebrated at Flamingo. Little DaVinci Day is where we celebrate each child’s artwork adorned throughout the school. Students as young as 12 months are encouraged to get messy and paint! Going outside of the paper is also encouraged as we can paint on the walls and ﬂoors of our own Art Studio. Art is about being able to express ideas and encouraging creative ideas and imagination. Music, dance, and yoga are also examples of how we build young children into well-rounded little artists.
Mathematics at Flamingo is hands-on-learning. Math is more than just counting or numbers on a worksheet. We encourage students to think about math in their everyday lives and not simply an isolated subject. Mathematical thinking includes patterns, sorting, shapes, puzzles, addition, subtraction, division, lessons that are delivered in simple, playful ways for a young student to grasp such commonly abstract thoughts.