Children who score higher on tests of imagination and creativity develop stronger problem-solving strategies (Brown, Sutterfy & Thronton, 2008). The STEM school curriculum is anarts-infused curriculum that allows children to take creative risks, make connections, and explore their curiosity in meaningful ways. “Play is a safe place where children are exploring the expression of emotion with no attending consequences” (Gaskins and Miller, 2009).
How do we do this: Our students participate in creativity in a variety of ways each day. We offer dramatic play during discovery time, imaginary play during outdoor time or discovery time. We influence creative thinking while developing projects. Our children also participate in a variety of direct teaching during Art. We partner with several organizations that teach our children art, music, and dance. Throughout the year our children will learn about different art mediums including, sculpting, drums, and dance.