BLOG: Early Childhood Development at Discovery Green

BLOG: Early Childhood Development at Discovery Green
At Discovery Green®, we reach out to kids at an early age with the Families and Children series presented by Shell. The series includes Young Writers Workshops, writing classes tailored for children;   Learn a Language, a weekly foreign language class; STEM Saturdays, a hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics education program; Orbit Slams, writing and slam workshops for poets; and the popular Toddler Tuesdays. The goal of these events and activities is to help children succeed in school by giving them fun, unique and free opportunities that promote valuable literacy, language and STEM skills.

Research shows that young children who receive high-quality early education from infancy to five do better in reading and math and are more likely to stay in school longer, graduate from high school, and attend a four-year college.

 Child development refers to the biological, psychological and emotional changes that occur primarily between birth and the end of adolescence. The programs offered at Discovery Green provide children with the opportunity to attend classes that reflect their areas of interest to enhance their understanding of new information and concepts. The different experiences offered to children plays a vital role in the development of their cognitive, emotional and social competence.

Children can grow stagnant if they aren’t getting the opportunity to experience new concepts, and a different setting outside of the traditional classroom can offer huge benefits. The different workshops provided by Discovery Green gives children the opportunity to have fun while learning but to also establish relationships with other kids their age. Socialization is vital in child development and children learn best from their peers. At Discovery Green we want to offer programs that complements their curriculum to help children develop a true desire to learn.

In 2015 Discovery Green provided 15, 000 children with 47 literary and writing workshops and welcomed 1.2 million visitors! Our mission at Discovery Green is to provide an uncommonly beautiful, urban green space in the heart of Houston that serves as a village green for our city, a source of health and happiness for our citizens, and a window into the incredible diversity of talents and traditions that enrich life in Houston. Through series like the Families and Children series presented by Shell, Discovery Green is creating opportunities for children to explore new fun activities and learn.

To view upcoming events at Discovery Green click here

Discovery Green Reg. U.S. Pat. & Tm. Off. 

For a full list of our blog posts, please visit our Connect With Us page here.