The “Kids Can” program provides parents with an opportunity to play a more supportive role in the educational experience of their children. The program consists of a series of three classes that take place from December to March. The classes introduce families to Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM) & Literacy concepts using a hands-on, integrated approach. Families practice the 4 Cs throughout the series: Critical Thinking, Communication, Collaboration, and Creativity.
In 2022-2023, CFC families participated in Kids Can Create, which focused on the creation and engineering design process. During each class, families engaged in activities that promote spatial reasoning. Development of spatial reasoning in early childhood and primary grades predicts success in the areas of STEM and Literacy. The ability to mentally picture and transform objects promotes number sense development, word recognition, and problem solving.
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In 2020-2021, CFC families participated in Kids Can Engineer, which explored the physical science of sound. Using the engineering design process, students built a musical instrument using everyday objects. Wave Properties, which is an NGSS Disciplinary Core Idea for Physical Science, is explored through sound in the primary grades. With the application and integration of music, students utilized multimodal literacy and examined the mathematical patterns and structures used in musical notation.
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In 2021-2022, CFC families participated in Kids Can Code, with and without technology. Coding provides students with opportunities to think logically, problem-solve, examine syntax and sentence structures, and be creative. By the end of the 3-class series, families created their very own digital story or game!
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