The moment our child is born, we parents are already thinking of good education. When the time comes that our child is ready for school, we want the best education. Being a parent, I am aware that it is not that easy to find the right school – it takes time, effort and research. Aside from school, we also want to go extra mile of giving them more learning aside from what they study.
Back in 2009, a parent named Dori Roberts had a hard time finding an educational program to get her six- and eight-year-old started on engineering. The Virginian mother was also an educator specializing in math and science, and she quickly realized that there is a need for a Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) program that is geared towards young children.
Where most parents would have just given up and enrolled their children in regular schools, Robert saw opportunity. With her extensive background in STEM and a passion for teaching, she started Engineering for Kids (EFK), which is now one of the world's most popular child-friendly STEM programs. It is franchised and implemented in 30 other countries.
Thankfully, Philippines, will not miss out on this excellent STEM course. Montessoride San Juan, a local school that utilizes the latest in techniques in both tradional and progressive learning, recently partnered with EFK and is offering the after-school program as an extra-curricular activity to its students.
The program is offered to students four- to fourteen-years old, and features fun and interesting ways to present engineering concepts appropriate to each individual child. It goes beyond just classes by giving children opportunities to learn more about STEM through workshops, camps, and other events. Through these exercises, the children learn problem-solving, cooperation, critical thingking, and many other skills that will serve them well in the future.
MDS proprietor Sandy Arellano, who has a Masters Degree in Education and is one of the country's leading voices on integrated learning, believes that the EFK program will not only teach, but also inspire students. "The hands-on activities offered in EFK will foster their natural curiosity," said Arellano. "Once that curiosity is activated, the students will continue to explore and develop their problem-solving, analytical, and applied knowledge skills."
Currently, the EFK program is not available for Senior High School Students, MDS offers top-rated tracks in Humanities, General Academics, and Accounting & Business Management for its Senior High curriculum.
To learn more about Montessori De San Juan and its programs, you may contact 725-6306 or 239-1102, or visit http://montessoridesanjuan.com.