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Once again, Spectrum Station was honored to host prominent public Missourians to tour our Early Childhood Learning centers. On Thursday, Governor Mike Parson, Mayor Sly James (KC), and Mayor Lyda Krewson (St.L) toured our Barry Road facility as part of their effort to move toward providing high-quality early childhood education to all of Missouri’s children. Parson, James and Krewson toured classrooms for infants through pre-school and interacted with the teachers and children along the way. They were able to see our Hooked on Phonics program in action and witness the implementation of our curriculum for all ages. Director, Cheryl Pinkman, was able to explain how our teachers use the STEAM approach to education, even for children in infant classroom.
Public officials around the country are recognizing how important early education is for the success of our youth. Research has long shown that the human brain grows the fastest in the first five years of life and the most between birth and age three, making these incredibly formative years for developing pre-academic skills. Furthermore, the quality of the program is highly important in cultivating these skills. We are very proud to be the model program for these policy makers as they endeavor to provide education in the likeness of Spectrum Station to all children.
You can view a video of the visit here, and if you’d like to read more about high-quality education and our STEAM program, you can visit our archived Blog posts