Tuesday 4th Feb, 09:45 am
In this session you will be introduced to the ‘Little Scientists’ initiative that was launched in Australia at the beginning of 2013.
‘Little Scientists’ is a not-for-profit initiative designed to facilitate children’s curiosity for science, maths and technology through age-appropriate, fun and playful experiments already in their early years. Every education and care service that works with children from 3 to 6 years of age can join the programme and become an accredited “Little Scientists’ House”. Teachers and educators are trained through the initiative and encouraged to implement the programme together with the children in their care.
You will hear about the initiative’s establishment in Germany in 2006, its success story by now and how the ‘Little Scientists’ offer a sustainable, long term solution to skill shortages in scientific, technological and mathematical professions.
This session will also give you information on how you can become a part of the initiative and help to make the programme available to all children across Australia.
‘Little Scientists’ is a not-for-profit initiative of FROEBEL Australia and the “Little Scientists’ House Foundation” in Germany.