Little Scientists Toyota Inservice Partnership

Little Scientists is a not-for-profit, professional development program, offering STEM workshops for early childhood educators and teachers, Australia wide.

The workshops aim to promote confidence in recognising STEM learning opportunities and implementing playful, inquiry-based learning experiences in children’s daily lives.

The Little Scientists Inservice Partnership is intended to build the capacity of early childhood educators and teachers in two designated regional and disadvantaged areas - Wyndham City Council and Albury-Wodonga region - that have limited access to high quality professional development opportunities, particularly in STEM. The early learning centres can choose from an impressive portfolio of ten different high-quality STEM workshop modules.

By delivering in-service training to a range of early learning centres in the two regions, the project is intended to support these services long-term to become early STEM certified Little Scientists Houses, providing excellence in early STEM education which have the capacity to inspire their region and act as STEM Ambassadors.

  • Wyndham City Council: 12 Inservice workshops/year upskilling up to 240 educators/year – Wyndham City Council
  • Albury-Wodonga region: 10 Inservice workshops/year upskilling up to 200 educators/year – Albury-Wodonga region
  • 30+ Little Scientists House certifications by end of year 2

About Little Scientists

Little Scientists Australia delivers a national professional development program for early childhood educators and teachers, focussing on inquiry-based early STEM learning experiences for children aged 3-6 years.
Based on a train-the-trainer model, it is aligned with the Early Years Learning Framework. The approach is based on a German model established in 2006 and brought to Australia in 2013.