STEM in early childhood

4 sessions, 8 hours total

Self-paced learning over 10 weeks

Online live events

Printed resources

Online courses

$862.14 ECA Member
$821.86 ECA Learning Hub Subscriber


Explore the integration of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in the early years curriculum. Fostering enjoyment of STEM, extending learning dispositions and developing future-focused skills are important for young learners today. You will seek to explore the ways in which problem-solving, communication, risk-taking, curiosity, and other such skills and processes currently exist and can be cultivated through play.

Delivery style

  • Professional learning materials
  • Online learning courses
  • Suggested readings for during and after training
  • Online live events
  • Case studies where the concepts are actively applied
  • Self-reflection and group discussions through the ECA Learning Hub online portal


Each Community of Practice contains carefully curated professional learning resources to support and expand your knowledge base on the chosen topic area. Your engagement with the learning materials will foster deeper thinking and facilitate conversation about pedagogy and practice. Choosing to be part of a Community of Practice will take your learning experience to the next level.

This program includes the following professional learning resources: 


  • Shift and extend your pedagogical understanding of how to provide authentic science, technology, engineering and maths in early childhood curriculums
  • Learn ways of integrating STEM into play-based experiences for children
  • Design, implement and evaluate an effective action research project
  • Become an active member of the online community by engaging in critically reflective dialogue with peers and colleagues across Australia

Intended audience

  • Preschool Teachers
  • Educational Leaders
  • Early Childhood Directors
  • Early Childhood Educators


If you’re based in the ACT, completing Community of Practice: Diverse learners and inclusive practice in early childhood will contribute 10 hours of TQI accredited professional learning.

Completing Community of Practice: STEM in early childhood will contribute 10 hours of NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Accredited PD in the priority area of Delivery and Assessment of NSW Curriculum/EYLF addressing standard descriptors 2.1.2 and 3.3.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.