Why Art & s.t.e.m


Preparing for the Careers and Lifestyles Defining the 21st Century

  • By 2020, 1 in 8 jobs will be in science, technology, engineering, and math fields. 
  • Young children will need to be comfortable and confident in these areas as they head into their future. 
  • Research shows that the games, toys, and activities young children participate in influences spacial awareness, problem solving, and skill level in science, tech., engineering and math activities.


Children Interested in the Arts also need S.T.E.M.

  • Children who are naturally interested in the arts, many of them girls, often do not gravitate to traditional S.T.E.M. programs available in our area. 
  • S.T.E.M. Strong offers unique programs strategically incorporating literary arts, drawing, creative crafting, dance, music, and design to promote interest and development in science, technology, engineering , and math skills. 
  • Emphasizing the correlation between the various art disciplines and science, technology, engineering and math creates an opportunity for interest and proficiency in S.T.E.M. to develop. 


Confidence and Creative Expression

  • Developing communication skills that can help children become empowered and comfortable in new social, educational, and professional situations.
  • Developing lifelong skills that build self-confidence and provide opportunities for creativity and problem solving.
  • Developing leadership and teambuilding competencies that are positive and inclusive.
  • Developing acting and performance skills through interactive drama.Good teachers know that helping children learn new skills is most effective when it is connection with something they are familiar and interested in.
  • All activities at The ART of S.T.E.M. are well planned to engage, interest, and appeal to children's curiosity; while helping them realize the skill sets learned in art can be applied to S.T.E.M.