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Ellis opens brand new STEM Exploration Labs!

Updated: Nov 16, 2023


We were thrilled to host a ribbon-cutting ceremony for our new STEM Exploration Labs for toddlers and preschoolers. Thanks to a small group of individual donors and Boston Public Schools, Ellis was able to build two STEM labs in the South End Centers.


During the summer, teachers trained at the Boston Museum of Science, learning teaching methods and discovering STEM resources to provide little ones with exciting learning experiences. The children will use the STEM labs as an extension of their classes to continue to learn during the different units of their curriculum. In October, they started to learn how their bodies and other objects move into the space that surrounds them and how nature changes during the year, observing leaves and pine cones change in the lab.


The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held on September 13, and it was filled with excitement and inspiration. Numerous early education experts were in attendance: Representative Denise Garlick, Representative Aaron Michlewitz, Kristin McSwain, Paula Gaviria Villarreal, and more.

Representative Michlewitz, an advocate for early education and a true friend of Ellis, briefly spoke of the importance of our new STEM Labs and recognized our dedication to providing our children with the best possible start in their educational journey. We are incredibly grateful for his continued support and honored by everyone who came out to support this exciting initiative.



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