Welcome to Full STEAM Academy
Full STEAM Academy (FSA) private childcare and preschools have specifically designed an integrated approach to meet the care and education needs of for children 6 weeks through entry into 1st grade.
At the heart of our FSA philosophy is the understanding that all children are unique individuals who deserve a warm, secure and loving relationship with a caregiver who nurtures and understands each child’s individual needs.
This philosophy permeates all aspects of our program and building an environment that puts children first is our mission.
Building a strong foundation for children’s success is a passion the FSA team shares. Our innovative approach, literally, involves building a complete early childhood experience from the ground up. FSA leads this process with the full lifecycle development of each facility, including architectural design construction of accommodations, and adherence to California State Licensing Regulations. Thoughtful consideration goes into the planning of each classroom where continuity of care is given thoughtful consideration where kindness drives social interaction and intentional learning through play.
Our state of the art facilities are clean, safe, and professionally maintained at the highest standards to create an atmosphere for children to play, learn and grow. Each learning center showcases unique spaces dedicated to STEAM exploration. Folsom sports a Da Vinci STEM Lab and Picasso Creative Arts Studio while Oakley boasts a tandem Da Vinci STEAM Studio fostering experimentation, self-expression, art appreciation, and scientific exposure. FSA is committed to bringing nature inspired experiences to our children and we are in the process of introducing Outdoor Classrooms to our campuses.
Children deserve a fun and memorable childhood and we pride ourselves on having a loving, nurturing staff that understands the magical time of childhood and honors this experience. Our educators are specifically chosen for their caring attitudes, knowledge of child development, their enthusiasm for teaching young children, and their abilities to encourage, innovate and facilitate development for a well-rounded early learning experience. An FSA teacher’s role is to guide and observe the children and encourage them to be independent and successful learners. Our teachers encourage a child’s self-confidence by meeting each child’s individual needs and helping them develop their unique gifts and talents. Our teachers acknowledge that children learn best when they are honored and respected and their individual needs are met in a caring, loving, supportive environment.
At FSA, each day is filled with fun and exciting adventures to help your child develop, both academically and socially.
At FSA, we want our students, families, and teachers to have the freedom to explore. Explore different ideas, explore hands-on learning, and explore through play.
FSA’s curriculum is based upon age-appropriate developmental teachings integrating monthly themes, daily lessons and STEAM integrated activities to empower our teachers to be creative, flexible and fluid to meet the needs of their students. Our teachers interact, instruct, and embrace a loving appreciation for the gift of children. We believe that learning is fun and we encourage a positive environment that nurtures confident, happy and healthy students.
Our culture is dynamic and ever-changing to seek out new ideas and challenge our understanding of the world around us. In partnership with our parents, our team purposely strives to reach beyond basic preschool education and care to achieve the highest standards of excellence as well as provide the best full circle experience for our community members. We believe in the continuity of care and have structured our classrooms to reflect a family dynamic where multiple kids interact, share and help their other friends with their teacher’s guidance.
We all share a purpose to do what’s best for our the children in our care. We all share a calling to serve our colleagues, families, and students to the best of our abilities. We believe that the future begins now by shaping the young minds that will become our future. Together, we share a belief in building a better tomorrow by instilling kindness and imparting knowledge to our youth.