United Way Of South Central Indiana Partners With NLCS Early Education STEAM Initiative

(BEDFORD) – United Way of South Central Indiana announces its partnership with the North Lawrence Community Schools to implement STEAM learning in the preschool setting.

A $50,000 contribution has been made for the 2020-2021 school year, with $25,000 in subsequent years to support the implementation of this groundbreaking program for preschool children.

With this generous support, North Lawrence Community Schools will be able to provide high- quality STEAM learning for preschool learners. STEAM education focuses on hands-on activities that teach science, technology, engineering, the arts, and math in an interdisciplinary approach.

Children use their natural curiosity to explore problems and find ways to solve them. Early STEAM learning establishes a strong foundation of skills in science, math, creativity, problem-solving, and critical thinking.

North Lawrence Community Schools hopes to blaze the trail as the first preschool to be STEAM certified by the Department of Education.

Kim Burgess, Executive Director, United Way of South Central Indiana.

“We are excited to provide support and work with NLCS to introduce this innovative educational program paving the way with STEAM education for preschool-aged children” said Kim Burgess, Executive Director, United Way of South Central Indiana.

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