Approximately 6,000 square feet in The Preschool’s basement will be renovated for year-round use, including the following:
- Flexible space with developmentally appropriate play areas to promote a range of experiences and play-based exploration
- Dedicated classroom for STEM activities
The importance of play is central to The Preschool’s philosophy, and all students are provided time for student-led play each school day. We have identified a need for an additional space for gross motor play that can be used year round.
Research shows that early exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) is a predictor of later school success. Unlike rote learning, the active learning of a STEM curriculum helps children develop critical thinking skills such as reasoning, predicting, and problem solving. The Preschool is on the leading edge of Buckhead preschools offering a STEM curriculum and will be the first to have a STEM Lab of this kind.