FALC Unveiled STREAM Learning Lab
The Future of America Learning Center (FALC) proudly hosted the grand opening of the STREAM (Science, Technology, Relationship, Engineering, Art and Math) Learning Lab with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and personal dedication to former Child Care Corporation President Vivian Fox for igniting the love and passion for science in all of us, especially young children. Ms. Fox received a plaque as a token of appreciation for her inspiration and commitment to the field of early-childhood education. The event included a presentation showing STREAM in action among children and staff to emphasize the six concepts; a children’s virtual tour and introduction of learning stations; and songs of tribute and gratitude.
FALC received a generous grant from the New York City Council to purchase relevant equipment and materials integral to stimulating scientific inquiry and exploration about the Earth, water, sky and space. This unique lab is a prepared, Plant-A-Dream curriculum-based, multi-sensory learning station that is separate and distinct from the learning centers in the children’s classrooms. It is physically arranged and equipped to reflect the criteria of the early-childhood assessment tools and to appeal to our young scholars’ different learning styles and strengths.
FALC children, age 2 to 5, can now visit the STREAM Learning Lab in small groups with their teacher as a field trip/museum-like experience that includes discovery and process-based learning in astronomy, coding and robotics, wind tunnel exploration and planting. We are grateful for this extension of our Plant-A-Dream curriculum, connecting children to the real and natural world.