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For over 20 years, Children's Manor has provided innovative and comprehensive programs to help nurture children's development and best prepare them for their future educational success. Experience the Children's Manor difference by scheduling a visit with us today. To find the school nearest your home or office, please select your school from the list below.

What is STEM?

STEM is an acronym for Scence, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics and usually refers to education in one or more disciplines. STEM disciplines identified by the National Science Foundation include engineering, mathematics, agricultural sciences, biological sciences, physical sciences, psychology, economics and other natural and social/behavioral sciences, computer science, and earth, atmospheric and ocean sciences.

A STEM education is a fully integrated curriculum designed to teach and enhance the STEM disciplines. In this 21st century and the new global economy, an education with a STEM focus is a critical step towards providing students with necessary technological literacy that will enable them to take part in the exciting careers of the future.

Montessori & STEM

Montessori teachers have a jump-start to STEM education as compared to their conventional counterparts since student engagement in hands-on learning is inherent in a Montessori classroom. In fact, beginning in the Infant/Toddler Program, the language arts and math foundation is established through the discovery of natural laws through the manipulation of didactic materials and problem solving with peers. The Montessori materials engage the senses and ensures the internalization of concepts, not just the memorization of facts. Furthermore, the Montessori curriculum reinforces that everything is interrelated.

The current STEM movement is calling for innovation, collaboration, and hands-on learning and problem solving. Recently we have begun participating in the Junior First Lego League, a local STEM program. In addition, Children’s Manor has and will continue to provide an academically rigorous, engaging and supportive learning environment that allows for innovation, collaboration, and hands-on learning and problem solving.

STEM-Related Field Trips & Outreach Programs

In the past we have visited Northrop Grumman, the National Aquarium, and the Miller Branch Library for STEM-related trips and outreach. At Northrop-Grumman students had the opportunity to participate in age-appropriate engineering activities with the intention of promoting interest in engineering, science, technology, and/or math. Some of the projects tackled on these trips have involved the building of speakers for an iPod using a foam plate; creating an AM radio signal; and building wind-powered vehicles that were raced on location. The Miller Branch Library has held several STEM focused Family Nights that have included: Having a Ball with Chemistry, Candy Science, Wiggly Giggly Gelatin, Snowflake Science, Go Figure, Robotics Fair, and Everyday Engineering.

Junior First Lego League

Junior First Lego League (Jr. FLL) is a fun way to channel the creativity and energy of young kids towards science and technology. Jr. FLL is a community-based program where teams of 2-6 students and a coach research a topic and build a model with moving parts to illustrate their topic.

Infants/Toddlers

(6 weeks - 2 years)

Our Infant program has been designed to be a nurturing, safe, healthy environment where infants feel loved and are encouraged to explore their environment.
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Primary

(2 years - 3.5 years)

Our Primary program offers inherent flexibility through the Montessori approach which allows it to be adapted to the needs of each individual child, regardless of the level of ability, learning style or social maturity.
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Pre-K

(3.5 years - 6 years)

Our Pre-Kindergarten program is designed to meet the physical, cognitive and social needs intrinsic to each child, and to nurture the child to learn and thrive.
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Kindergarten

(Age 5 by 12/31 of that academic year)

In our Kindergarten program, each child further develops concentration, motivation, persistence, and discipline through their work. Within this framework of order, the child progresses at their own pace and rhythm, while discovering the joys of learning, and developing social and intellectual discipline.
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Lower Elementary

(1st - 3rd Grade)

The Lower Elementary program at Children’s Manor does not merely emphasize content/facts but also higher order thinking and association between different areas of study.
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Upper Elementary

(4th - 5th Grade)

The Upper Elementary program includes concepts of biology, geology and history. Natural sciences lead to the social and physical sciences, while algebra and geometry concepts emerge from basic number operations.
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