The ‘Little Scientists’ program focuses on children – by addressing teachers and educators
‘Little Scientists’ is a not-for-profit initiative of FROEBEL Australia Limited and in cooperation with the German “Little Scientists’ House” Foundation. It has been designed to facilitate children’s curiosity for science, technology, engineering and mathematics through age-appropriate, fun and playful experiments already in their early years. Every education and care service in Australia that works with children from 3 to 6 years of age can join the program and can become an accredited “Little Scientists’ House”.
The program sparks teachers’ and educators’ interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) and encourages them to implement the ideas and concepts from the workshops while exploring together with the children in their care.
It’s Competition Time!
Sydney Science Week and the 2016 Little Scientists Day are coming up soon and as part of this we have teamed up with thyssenkrupp! 5 x $500 to spend on your centre’s STEM related activities are up for grabs!
That’s the topic of our STEM competition and we invite all our Sydney, Newcastle and Illawarra based early learning centres to send us your project around this topic. Entries are open now and will close on 24 July 2016!
Click here to find out how you can enter our STEM competition! Thank you to thyssenkrupp for their generous support of STEM in the Early Years!
The ‘Little Scientists’ program has been highlighted by the OECD in their “Innovative Teaching for Effective Learning” (2012) report and is an excellent tool to meet a range of requirements of the National Quality Framework (NQF) and the Early Years Learning Framework (EYLF).
Why are science, technology, engineering and mathematics for children from 3 to 6 years of age – and with this the ‘Little Scientists’ initiative – an important topic for Australia? Click here to find out.
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