First early learning STEM class in Anoka-Hennepin a hit with families

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Jessica Weber helps her 4-year-old son, Easton, construct a stick house for the three little pigs. Photos by Olivia Alveshere

Jessica Weber helps her 4-year-old son, Easton, construct a stick house for the three little pigs. Photos by Olivia Alveshere

Kids as young as 3 learned about structures, simple machines and systems in the first ever Anoka-Hennepin Early Childhood Family Education science, technology, engineering and math class.

Two sessions of the 15-week class ran this fall, and 15 students between the ages of 3 and 5 were enrolled. Parents attended class with their children.

Jett Stevens, 4, proudly showed mom and grandma how a marble was able to roll down an incline plane and through a pathway system of paper plates and toilet paper rolls to reach his milk carton structure during a classroom celebration Jan. 14.

“This is his favorite class,” said Jett’s mom, Amy Stevens. “His little brain is always trying to figure things out. This is his language.”

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