Fun, educational, age-appropriate activities based on STEM themes, interactive projects.

Kiddie Academy® Educational Child Care, a nationally recognized provider of comprehensive educational child care programs, invites local families to share in fun, educational and age-appropriate activities at an indoor STEM Adventures Event hosted by Kiddie Academy of Urbana. Activities are based on two themes that combine elements of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math in interactive projects that foster learning through play:

Superheroes of STEM: The Sky’s the Limit (measuring activity), Superhero Races (car races with ramps, angles and friction), Design a Superhero Vehicle, Melting Ice Mountain, The Fearless Funnel (demonstrating Bernoulli’s Principle), Target Blaster (creating a spoon and rubber band catapult), Glide Like a Superhero (make a plain straw fly), Secret Superhero Code (coding and programming) and Superhero Boats (demonstrating Newton’s Third Law of Motion) Let’s Build It!: Cup Towers (stacking cups to build structures), Pretzel Marshmallow Building, How Much Can Your Boat Hold (creating boats that float as they are filled with weight), Three Pig Challenge (construct houses that withstand wind), Newspaper Buildings (build a strong structure with just newspaper and tape), Balancing Act (create a structure you can balance on your fingertip), Marble Pinball Challenge (learn how pinball machines work and build your own), Index Card Towers (build a tall tower using just index card and tape) and Stay Dry (create a shelter for a toy using a variety of unique materials) 

The event is designed to introduce kids of all ages and their families to the world of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education through age-appropriate and fun activities, according to Jessica Peay, director of Kiddie Academy of Urbana. “We want our local families to see for themselves all the ways in which Kiddie Academy’s Life Essentials® curriculum taps into children’s natural sense of wonder and discovery as they explore the laws that govern the world around them.” The event also aims to provide parents with ideas on how to bring STEM education into the home.

STEM education in early childhood provides opportunities for building the next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and critical thinkers. Recognizing that young children are naturally curious about the world around them, Kiddie Academy, a leader in education-based childcare, integrates STEM activities throughout the Kiddie Academy Life Essentials® curriculum.

Register online at Kiddie Academy STEM Adventures.

In case of inclement weather, contact Kiddie Academy of Urbana.


WHERE:         Kiddie Academy of Urbana located at 3401-D Urbana Pike.

CONTACT:    Jessica Peay at (240) 341-0588 or email

WHEN:           Saturday, February 22 at 10 a.m.


MEDIA:           View research details here



About Kiddie Academy®

Since its inception in 1981, Kiddie Academy has been a recognized, national leader in educational child care. The company serves families and their children ages 6 weeks to 12 years old, offering full-time care, before-and after-school care, and summer camp programs. Kiddie Academy's proprietary Life Essentials curriculum, supporting programs, methods, activities, and techniques help prepare children for life. Kiddie Academy has received corporate accreditation from the globally recognized AdvancED accreditation system, signifying its commitment to quality education and the highest standards in child care. For more information, visit or find Kiddie Academy on Facebook at

About Kiddie Academy® Franchising 

Kiddie Academy Domestic Franchising is based in Maryland and currently has 248+ open Academies located in 29 states and the District of Columbia. With 35 new Academies expected to open in 2020, Kiddie Academy's network will grow to more than 280 open and operating locations this year. For more information, visit


  • Occurred Saturday, February 22nd, 2020 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm


Kiddie Academy of Urbana

3401-D Urbana Pike
Urbana, MD 21704

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