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Science, technology, engineering and math can be learned at the very young age of preschool.  The Pre-K teacher used marshmallows and toothpicks to encourage each child to create a structure. Each showed imagination and persistence. STEM learning is knowledge for the future. According to U.S. Department of Education website.

In an ever-changing, increasingly complex world, it’s more important than ever that our nation’s youth are prepared to bring knowledge and skills to solve problems, make sense of information, and know how to gather and evaluate evidence to make decisions. These are the kinds of skills that students develop in science, technology, engineering and math—disciplines collectively known as STEM.



When the doors open in September for its 15th year, Manuel Creative Arts Academy will be partnering with Main Street Preschool. According to their website, the Academy “opened in January of 2013 as a single studio offering private voice lessons. Since then has relocated twice now residing in the historic Liberty Tower building. Expanding to offer lessons and classes in twelve instruments, multiple ensembles, and yoga for the Dayton area.” The faculty can’t wait to explore the benefits of this creative arts program at Main Street Preschool where the Academy will visit weekly with the Pre-K classes and every two weeks with the other classes.


Mark your calendar for March 14. Set your alarm for 5:00. Main Street Preschool student-artists will present their artwork along with a fundraiser spaghetti dinner and raffle. Drop in anytime between 5-6:30 to eat and view the artwork. Buy tickets for gift cards and products from local businesses and wait for your name to be called starting at 6:00. It all happens at Tipp City United Methodist Church Great Hall on Wednesday, March 14.

A spaghetti & meatball meal, to include chicken nuggets, salad and dessert will be served between 5-6:30 p.m. Carryout is available. Family $15 or single $5. Tipp City United Methodist Church is located at the corner of 3d & Main Streets. The facility is handicap accessible. The student-artists are anxious to show their talent to their families and the public.

The faculty at Main Street Preschool in downtown Tipp City believes that art enhances the lives of children. Through art, children expand their decision-making, inventiveness, cultural awareness, and academic performance. As student-artists, they learn self-control and progressive thinking that will benefit them well for life. The preschool strives to create a more progressive learning environment going forward into the 21st century.


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