STEM Discovery Preschool

STEM Discovery at Mountain View

STEM Discovery at Mountain View accelerates and engages students in their learning enhanced in an environment that encourages each child’s potential through both discovery and inquiry. The design thinking process provides a rich mechanism to develop global thinkers.

Design thinking accelerates and engages students in their learning enhanced in an environment that encourages each child’s potential through both discovery and inquiry. STEM Discovery at Mountain View provides a rich environment which encourages critical thinking and cultivates global thinkers.

Preschool STEM Education

  • Stimulate student interest in real-world learning through exploration and introduction to foundational STEM experiences that
    • Begin introduction to role-models in STEM careers and fields
    • Provide a teaching and learning environment in which content and skills of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) are integrated using the Colorado Academic Standards
    • Incorporate the design thinking process, a strategy for integrating problem solving into classrooms, schools, and the workplace
    • Provide STEM programming in a variety of settings, along with extended learning opportunities

Comprehensive Preschool

The goal of our school district’s preschool program is to provide high quality early childhood experiences for children in a safe, supporting, and stimulating environment. Another goal of preschool is to prepare them for kindergarten.

Our comprehensive preschool program uses standards-based curriculum, called Creative Curriculum, to create an environment that supports learning through play and discovery in a center-based environment. The curriculum also helps teachers to develop small and large group learning experiences to enhance their development. Progress is observed and documented using the GOLD assessment in all developmental (social-emotional, motor, cognitive, and language) and content areas (literacy, mathematics, science, social studies, the arts, and technology).

A quality early childhood experience also includes a valued partnership between the school and families. We are family focused and facilitate learning in all developmental areas.

Why STEM?

The link between early childhood and STEM is indisputable. Early exposure to STEM – whether it be in school, at a museum, a library, or just engaging in the natural trial and error of play – supports children’s overall academic growth, develops early critical thinking and reasoning skills, and enhances later interest in STEM study and careers. (JD Chesloff in Sparking a Child’s Interest in Science and Technology.”

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Career Elevation and Technology Center’s Annual Plant Sale Returns for 2024

Join us in supporting our Agricultural Sciences program at the Career Elevation and Technology Center’s annual plant sale. This event, a beloved community tradition and a culmination of the year-long efforts of St. Vrain’s agriscience students, showcases the program’s focus on providing students with hands-on experience and leadership development in agricultural careers. Students have cultivated […]

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