Brockton, Mass –Brockton Day Nursery was recently awarded $20,000 to implement a STEM Enrichment Program within its existing After School Academic Program (ASAP). Funding was provided by The Department of Elementary & Secondary Education through the Quality Enhancements in After-School and Out-of-School Time (ASOST-Q) Grant Program. The goal of the STEM Enrichment Program is to foster student interest in the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). The program will be developed under the guidance of STEM consultant, Rickie Thompson, a retired math teacher and MCAS coach, who will insure all activities supplement Brockton Public School’s science and math curriculum. “I am really excited about the program because we could be developing scientists, Computer Technologist, or aviators. I look forward to possibly jumpstarting some careers,” said Benita Smith, Assistant Director.
The program will teach real world applications of science and math, set academic expectations, build background knowledge, and motivate students with the ultimate goal of increasing their science and math achievement. The program will be offered four days a week to our students and will be taught by grade level.
Brockton Day Nursery, a non-profit organization established in 1894, is one of the city’s largest early education and child care providers. The agency serves the needs of families and children by providing comprehensive childcare and support services from birth to 13 years old. For more information visit www.brocktondaynursery.org or call 508-588-2700.