Science • Technology • Engineering • Art • Mathematics​


Frequently Asked Questions

Hopefully this is a start to answer any questions you may have. 

For any additional information, take a look at our  About page, or feel free to email us at [email protected]

When and how do I enroll?

The waitlist for the Fall is now open! We accept members on a first-come, first-serve basis, however, we will prioritize based on the numerical order of the submitted reservations. Classes are anticipated to reach capacity quickly, so early enrollment is recommended. To reserve your spot, click here!

I reserved a spot! What happens now?

Great! After submitting, you will receive a brief phone call from the owner, to allow for any comments or additional questions you may have.  Parents of the students that fulfill the 10 spots for each session will be emailed the enrollment packet with more detailed program info. If for any reason they are not able to enroll, we will continue with the waitlist in numerical order.  

Where are you located, and what areas do you serve?

We are nestled along the Beltway, midway between Fall Creek and Summerwood. Our location is just a short drive away from area neighborhoods such as Balmoral, Fall Creek, Summerwood, the Groves, and the surrounding areas. With over 1,300 sq ft. we have ample amount of space for our little scientists and engineers! We are excited about being the first STEAM Studio in the Lake Houston area!

Are parents required to stay during the class?

Under normal circumstances, there is a waiting room available for parents. For the safety of everyone during COVID- Bright Minds is a drop-off enrichment program. Parents are free during this time! For some children, this may be their first separation from their parents, and we understand this can be difficult. It is important to let your child know you are leaving, but will come back for them after class. For the first few days you may want to stay 5 to 10 minutes in the car, and we will be glad to update you on your child’s progress.

Is there a literacy component?

Yes- that's why the "A" in STEAM is so important! The "A" for arts is what makes all the difference, not just in terms of visual art and aesthetics. The “A” is also meant to incorporate language arts, music, social studies, and the physical arts. STEAM based instruction improves abilities in subjects including literacy and language-learning. Here, we explore and build on the themes that are introduced in the traditional Pre-K class.

Why is play crucial to learning?

We believe children learn best through play! Play provides the strongest educational foundations, fosters a love of learning, and promotes self esteem and interpersonal relationship skills. Children will get Curiosity & Wonder play time each session.  By giving children time for uninterrupted play, children have an opportunity to become invested in their explorations, and engage in socio-dramatic play, which helps develop understandings of real world concepts. For example, students develop cognitive skills like math and problem solving in Dramatic Play through a pretend grocery store, problem solving through imaginative play to determine “How much money will I need for this item?”, “How many items will I need for the family?” or using tools like a register to count money. 

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