NASCAR Encourages Children To Develop STEM Learning Skills

Friday - March 06, 2015

What is the key to successful childhood education? Many agree it is capturing kids' interest and nurturing a genuine curiosity for the subject or subjects at hand.

What is the key to successful childhood education? Many agree it is capturing kids' interest and nurturing a genuine curiosity for the subject or subjects at hand. Surprisingly, The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is among the latest groups to endeavor to make learning fun. "Timed to coincide with Sunday's 57th Daytona 500, the NASCAR Acceleration Nation program will look to steer primary schoolers into a greater proficiency in the so-called STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering, and math," according to a Feb. 20 Ad Age article.

NASCAR developed a series of classes and exercises for the project, and the company plans, with some luck, to bring a bit of the world famous race to the classroom. Kids will have the opportunity to work with a "a 6,400-square foot mobile interactive unit," Ad Age continues.

Where Can You Sign Your Child Up For Similar Schooling?

Private schooling teachers and faculty members take a similar approach. These professionals know that, starting with private child care and early childhood education, it is important to engage children in lessons as much as possible. They accomplish this in a few different ways:

Believe it or not, NASCAR is onto something. To provide children with the best possible education, look for day care activities and private schooling programs that take a similar approach.

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