Newark Public Schools Hosted Pre-Kindergarten STEM Event At McKinley School

“Curiosity Unleashed” event designed to help Newark’s youngest learners develop an interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

Pre-Kindergarten students at McKinley School participated in various Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) activities at the first annual Newark Public School Pre-K STEM event

[Newark, NJ – May 27, 2016] – Newark Public Schools (NPS) hosted a STEM event for Pre-Kindergarten students at McKinley School on Friday, May 20 called “Curiosity Unleashed”. During the event, students rotated through several different Science, Technology, Engineering and Math-related (STEM) activities.

“It is so important that we instill a love for learning in our students at a young age, and in this 21st Century economy it is especially important to expose our children to science, technology, engineering and math at a young age,” said Superintendent Christopher Cerf. “Giving our youngest students access to STEM-related events like ‘Curiosity Unleashed’ will help us spark an interest and love for these subjects at an early age, ensuring our students are college and career ready.”

This year marked the first annual Pre-K STEM event, which is designed to inspire Newark’s youngest learners to develop an interest in the STEM fields. NPS and McKinley School plan to continue developing and expanding the Pre-K STEM program in the coming years.