ECA Community of Practice – STEM in Early Childhood

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In this Community of Practice, you are invited to 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.

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What a Community of Practice includes:
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.

Elements of Communities of Practice include:

·         professional learning materials

·         online learning modules/webcasts

·         ECA publications

·         live events

·         an action research project

·         online forums through the ECA Learning Hub online portal.

Online courses and publications
You will have access to the following ECA Learning Hub courses and ECA publications within this Community of Practice.

Online courses:

  • ECA Learning Hub module: STEM in early childhood
  • ECA Learning Hub module: STEM inquiry: Co-constructed environments for curious minds
  • ECA Learning Hub webcast: Engineering creativity: Celebrating loose parts play for all ages
  • ECA Learning Hub module: Maths is everywhere


  • STEM in early childhoodeducation by Marianne Knaus and Pauline Roberts (from the ECA Research in Practice Series)

Duration: 10 weeks

Orientation week: Monday 5 September – Friday 9 September 2022

Facilitated Community of Practice: Monday 12 September – Friday 4 November 2022

Moderation time:  Monday 7 November – Friday 18 November 2022

Live events:

  • Monday 12 September, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Monday 26 September, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Monday 10 October, 4.30 – 6.30 pm
  • Monday 31 October, 4.30 – 6.30 pm

Additional information

Course Duration

10 Weeks

Links to the National Quality Standard

Australian Professional Standards for Teachers