Little Scientists early-STEM program
The Little Scientists early-STEM professional development program offers hands-on,face-to-face workshops for early childhood educators and teachers. Each workshop topic focuses on a specific STEM topic and pedagogical principle.
The engaging play-based workshops are designed with you, the teacher in mind and previous STEM knowledge is not required.
The program aims to develop confidence in facilitating STEM* learning and to empower those working with children aged 3-6 years to implement playful, inquiry-based experiences in educational programs.
At each workshop, you’ll be provided with comprehensive, quality resources and strategies you can use immediately.
NESA accreditation & EYLF
Little Scientists workshops are endorsed to provide NESA Registered Professional Development for teachers accredited at Proficiency Teacher level. Each workshop counts as 5 hours and 30 minutes of PD.
The workshop program provides teachers and educators with a variety of tools and educational concepts to meet a range of requirements of the NQF and the EYLF.
In Service Training
The Shire Child Care Services can provide cost-effective, in-service training for your staff. Train your team of educators for a full-day (Mon-Sat) or over two, split-evening sessions (Mon-Fri) in one of our STEM workshops.
Projects and Activities
All our centres at Shire Child Care Centres are keen to implement STEM regularly with children to enhance their learning. All our educators value the importance of STEM in our children’s daily life and believe how it is essential to implement STEM regularly to enhance the children’s learning and understanding of their surroundings such as earth and sky, human body, nature and animals and general physical science such as chemical reactions, engineering, and math. As much as we can, we do our best to cover different areas of STEM and relate them to their daily life and the use of their daily objects