At Over the Rainbow Nursery, we approach understanding the world through STEAM, which is an integrated effort to combine the disciplines of science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics into one lesson that is based on the connections among these disciplines and real-world problems.  More specifically, STEAM integration requires children to use engineering design as a means to develop relevant, age-appropriate technologies that require meaningful learning through integration and application of mathematics and/or science.  The end result is children who take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, and persist in solving day-to-day problems.