STEAMer Trunks came to fruition when Jen and Christa, two sisters living 600 miles apart, were sharing ways to help each other’s children learn and develop. A joint passion for STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art/design, mathematics), sensory processing, education, and eco-friendliness led the two to spontaneously decide that they should start an ethical and sustainable early childhood education monthly subscription focused on STEAM and all seven senses.
STEAMer Trunks is a monthly subscription service providing educational and experiential activities for children developmentally aged three years to school age to strengthen their relationship with their seven senses and enhance their Science, Technology, Engineering, Art/Design, and Mathematics (STEAM) skills.
STEAMer Trunks looks to strengthen families and children by providing quality educational opportunities for physical, intellectual, and emotional growth, sustainably and ethically.
Jen is the owner of a successful family child care program, an early childhood educator, a home educator, and a mother to four children – one of whom has autism and sensory processing challenges. Jen has her bachelor’s degree with honors in psychology where she focused on child development. She holds a Minnesota Career Lattice Step of 10B for childhood care practitioners. Jen is a member of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC), Minnesota Association for the Education of Young Children (MnAEYC), the National Association for Family Child Care (NAFCC), and the National Science Teacher’s Association (NSTA).
Christa is a product compliance analyst at a large US furniture manufacturer and is the mother to two children – one of whom is of kindergarten age and has autism and sensory processing challenges. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and an associate’s degree in office management. Her specialties are in graphic design, product research and procurement, and quality assurance. Outside of work, Christa enjoys exploring the world with her family during random adventures and experiencing all that life has to offer.
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