STEM Curious: Hands on experiences for early years educators

This 2-hour introductory program introduces STEM as a valuable tool in early childhood environments, providing a range of hands-on activities for participants to take back to their service as they implement the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework.

[I learned] coding skills can be taught through daily activity without an actual coding toy. 2023 Professional Learning participant

Upcoming virtual sessions

Virtual sessions are open to all early childhood educators and teachers in Victoria, currently working at a centre funded for a kindergarten program.

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Upcoming face-to-face sessions*

Face-to-face sessions are available for educators and teachers working at funded services located within Brimbank City Council or the City of Greater Dandenong Local Government Areas (LGAs). Participants who attend a workshop at Melbourne Museum or Scienceworks are also free to tour our award-winning exhibitions, Ground Up: Building Big Ideas Together (at Scienceworks) or The Pauline Gandel Children’s Gallery (at Melbourne Museum), afterwards.

We are excited to be bringing this workshop to you over the next few months- email us to register your interest (limited spaces available)!

To express your interest in an upcoming face-to-face session, please email us at: [email protected]

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Please note: If you have attended either a STEM It Up or STEM Curious session previously, you do not need to attend again.



We are thrilled to offer STEM Curious as a free program in partnership with the Department of Education (Victoria) for educators and teachers working with children at services that receive funding for a kindergarten program, i.e. have the purple ‘kinder tick’. Including room leaders, educators, ECTs, Educational leaders (or a combination of the above), if you fulfil the above criteria, you are eligible to attend this workshop.

To check if your centre is eligible, search for your service at: Find A Kinder Program – Department of Education, Victoria.

If you have any questions regarding eligibility, you can email us at [email protected].

Additional Information

STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths) is a powerful way for children to build learning dispositions such as persistence, resilience, problem solving, creativity, collaboration and communication. Aligned with the VEYLDF, STEM Curious  includes the latest information about how to incorporate STEM within early childhood environments, providing practical ideas you can easily implement within your service.

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