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Michigan Business Network recognizes community partners for STEM Kits

The Michigan Business Network recognized community partners Impression 5 Science Center, Delta Dental Foundation, and The Dart Foundation for STEM kit initiative. Impression 5 Science Center was awarded a grant in partnership with Delta Dental Foundation and The Dart Foundation.

These STEM kits provide engaging hands-on education tools for parents and kids during the Covid-19 pandemic.  Learning kits will be delivered locally to an estimated 1,600 children in the Head Start and Early Head Start programs. Each kit will focus on an area of STEM and includes oral health supplies. A total of six kits are planned to be assembled and delivered throughout the year. April’s kit will focus on environmental science.

Providing opportunities to educate kids in a meaningful way, stay hopeful during this pandemic, and support our community is an important part of our mission at CACS.

The Michigan Business Network interviewed CACS Head Start Director Dr. Nolana Nobles.

“Through this STEM kit planning process, we were able to add items that utilize a play-based approach, consistent with early childhood education evidence-based practices demonstrating that young children learn best through play,” Nobles told Michigan Business Network. “We are excited to expand our services to at-home learning through hands-on learning opportunities for the families of Head Start and Early Head Start in the Tri-County area.”

Read more about STEM kits at https://www.michiganbusinessnetwork.com/blog/impression-5-to-distribute-stem-education-kits-to-head-start-children