Early years STEM

Professional learning for Kinder teachers

Find out why STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) is important for children in the early years and learn how to recognise and create opportunities for STEM experiences at Kindergarten.

We offer free online sessions for educators of 3–5 year olds who work in DET funded kindergarten programs. Register your interest here::

These sessions will provide Kindergarten teachers with:

  • STEM activities that they can use in their centre
  • hands-on practise using new technologies to create coding and robotics experiences
  • support for planning and delivering STEM experiences tailored to their children’s needs and interests

These free sessions are offered as part of a partnership between Museums Victoria and the Department of Education and Training, STEM and Digital Learning Unit to support the professional learning of early childhood educators and STEM learning and the development of numeracy skills within Victorian kindergartens.

Curriculum links

VEYLDF: Practice Principles

Reflective Practice:

  • educators apply evidence based practices to advance children's learning of STEM
  • educators engage in skill development and change some practices to incorporate new understandings into practice

Integrated Teaching and Learning Approaches:

  • educators use intentional teaching strategies to expose children to developmentally appropriate STEM learning experiences

Past event: Play-based STEM experiences for the early years

On Wednesday 12 September 2018 teachers from around Victoria joined this virtual professional learning session to learn how STEM experiences can be a powerful way for children to build learning dispositions such as persistence, resilience, problem solving, creativity, collaboration and communication.

Did you miss it? The full recording is available here:


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