Science Center offers engaging, educational programs to inspire
young scientists, ages 3 to 5. CSC’s Preschool Science Program
allows preschoolers to get their hands dirty and their minds piqued
by exploring simple science concepts through play, crafts and demonstrations.
Preschool Science Programs ]
In 1995, Catawba Science Center saw a need for early preschool science
programs in the community. This was in response to a growing trend
for birth through kindergarten education and intervention. Since
then, CSC preschool educators have created many programs, touching
on numerous science topics, encouraging investigation and increasing
interest in topics that naturally attract young learners.
A 45-minute hands-on program is based on a science theme. A typical
program session includes circle time (lesson or story), hands-on
centers and review/wrap-up. Kit themes include: My Body, Space,
Earth Science, Polar Animals and Insect vs. Spiders.
With CSC’s preschool program, our educators contract with
local preschools and school district “More at Four” programs
to deliver a year’s curriculum in either monthly or twice-monthly
sessions. The monthly visits cost $500 per year, while the twice
monthly contract is $1,000.
Centers can bring hands-on science to their preschoolers with
one program at a time as well for $90/visit (+ mileage).
Other opportunities include teacher/parent workshops and parent/child
enrichment programs. For more information, contact CSC’s
preschool program coordinator at