Aya Academy of Excellence

The Case for STEM


The girls and I discovered a wonderful resource in our community. Not too far from the house, we have a STEM-based center with an entire room dedicated to LEGO building. At $7.50 per hour, the girls can construct various kits. They also host classes on robotics, engineering and gaming.

Why STEM? STEM-based activities provide an opportunity for cognitive development. Constructing LEGO sets, for example, create an environment for children to synthesize concepts and skills. Children, therefore, can utilize their prior knowledge to build and create.


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