MY “AHA” MOMENT
It was in the fall 2017, my kids were outside playing on the playground and being very innovative, creative and exploitative. I remember thinking I wish there was a place they could be like this all year around. I wanted all children/young adults/adults to have the opportunity to learn, explore & create in a anti- brain drain way. I understood my kids were not the only ones needing this. So…. I decided that I needed to do something, that something is KIDSTOWN Discovery Center.
THE BIG IDEA
Currently there are no indoor facilities in the Bay City area that are offering consistent everyday programming involving school/ STEAM education combined with “play” exposure to all different working environments for multiple age groups, KIDSTOWN solves this problem within the Tri-City community with its innovative programming geared for tiny tots all the way through mid-teens. This allows families to come together, and everyone will have something to keep them busy and their mind turning.
WHY MY IDEA IS BETTER THAN THE REST
Children as well as adults learn in all different forms. My idea is just another method of learning, teaching and exposing the community to new and different opportunities. Regarding faster, everyone learns differently. Much of the program structure is constructed in a different style then the way it is taught in a school setting; allowing for some individuals a faster way of comprehending what it is they are trying to achieve.
THE SKY’S THE LIMIT
KIDSTOWN Discovery Center has multiple phases of design, if we were fortunate enough to receive the “pitch a dream” funds we would do the following: Purchase the appropriate liability insurances, continue with a small remodel of the current space; purchase the necessary furniture, equipment and technology for operation/security, and role out a multi-tiered marketing campaign. KIDSTOWN is aiming high towards its goal of being one of the most unique environments offered in the tri-city area.