STEM Practice in Early Childhood

15% discount is available to Monash Education alumni. Student ID will be required for this pricing option.

This course will build your capacity in teaching science, technology and sustainability to babies, toddlers, preschooler’s and early primary years through innovative, experiential learning that connects children’s everyday science experiences with their learning in early childhood settings. It will link key curriculum documents including the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF, 2009) and the Australian curriculum science (ACARA 2014) to your teaching practices.

Topics covered

  • Examining everyday activities which elaborate understanding of science, technology and sustainability in daily life.
  • Translating everyday experiences to science teaching and learning opportunities.
  • Connecting everyday science and sustainability experiences to teaching moments.
  • Understanding science and sustainability teaching through varied pedagogical approaches.
  • Improvising everyday materials for design technology which extends science attitudes and environmental consciousness.
  • A range of contemporary hands on learning experiences will be offered for deeper inquiry-based learning using everyday, low cost and low setup activities.

Course length

Two days classes of six hours


Cost for 2019: $520 (incl GST)

15% discount is available to Monash Education alumni. Student ID will be required for this pricing option.

Dates and venues

11 and 18 June 2019  (2 Tuesdays)
9am – 3.30pm 
Clayton Campus


No prerequisites. This program is designed for all staff working in the field of early childhood education (birth to eight), long day care, preschool and kinder teachers and all participants keen on extending their understanding of teaching science and technology in early years settings.


Your presenter will identify a variety of practical tasks during the course.


This course references the following Australian Professional Standards for Teachers (APST) 1.2, 2.1, 2.2, 2.6, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4, 4.1, 6.2, 6.3 and 6.4.

You will gain a Certificate of Completion.