Skip to navigation Skip to content

STEM in Early Learning

A focus on STEM 2leaf to help your child curve underline-style01 grow.

Young children enjoy solving problems and exploring the world through science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Knowledge and skills developed in the four key areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics support creative and analytical thinking, and help your child trial, test and understand their world. And we make it fun!

STEM in early childhood is occurring every day through observation, exploration, investigation, experimentation and most importantly – PLAY. 

“Play is not a break from learning. It is endless, delightful, deep, engaging, practical learning. It’s the doorway into the child’s heart!” ~ Vince Gowmon

555A4733 (1)

Inquiry learning in early childhood 

Inquiry learning provides children the opportunities for deep critical and creative thinking that creates meaning in their world and offers pathways for future thinking. 

Technology in early childhood, think beyond screens. 

Technology in early childhood can take many exciting forms, including robotics, photography, electronics (for tinkering) and virtual reality apps.

Building blocks: Engineering in early childhood 

Engineering may sound like a complex subject, but children begin to understand shapes and how they fit together, and through progression they are able to design structures such as towers or walls. They require engineering skills to ensure stability in the construction, and even if the structure falls, it gives them a keen understanding of height and distance.

Mathematics in early childhood

Mathematics is everywhere. Cooking is a great way to foster mathematic skills in a holistic—and delicious way—by measuring ingredients during prep, or counting and exploring the concept of time while waiting for the dish to cook.