Mind and Minds Play and Skills Center

31300 North West Hornecker Rd. Hillsboro OR 97124 |  503-701-0353

technology science math

Making the abstract concrete


STEM is a curriculum based on the idea of educating students in four specific disciplines — science, technology, engineering and mathematics — in an interdisciplinary and applied approach - (http://www.stemedcoalition.org).


We want to help every child have a better understanding of how the world works. We know that teaching children to see like designers and think like engineers gives them the skills and confidence to change the world. STEM Education ultimately leads to more students having the curiosity, desire, and persistence to choose careers in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.


Bring abstract concepts to life with a fun, hands-on approach that really engages students. Transforming complex subjects into concrete ones helps in school academic achievements, and many other skills that a child might need to succeed. Building and creation turn numbers, words, and ideas into real models that can be touched, described, and innovated upon. And by making the subjects tangible, they foster collaboration and encourage self-guided learning by creating enthusiasm and giving students the tools they need to overcome challenges. Abstract concepts are made concrete by using tangible elements. Hands-on materials encourage students become an active part of the learning process. So think STEM!

Our eclectic environment encourages your child to play as a learning mechanism.


Our philosophy




Watch your child excel in learning with our captivating activities.


Our eclectic environment encourages your child to play as a learning mechanism.

We facilitate exploration through playful activities.

Your child can discover new skills and objects through playful exploration.

play explore discover learn

STEM Education / After School Program