It is the first in a suite of free continuous professional learning modules being rolled out as part of a drive to increase the quality of early learning and childcare services, ahead of the near doubling of childcare entitlement from this August.
As well as inspiring, child-led and play-based approaches to develop children’s early learning in STEM, the module will also help to make sure that learning is delivered in a gender-neutral way.
Minister for Children and Young People, Maree Todd said:
‘ELC settings are already great at inspiring and developing children’s curiosity in the world around us. This module showcases some of the brilliant learning in STEM and supports practitioners to give children the highest quality learning in these topics.
‘While nearly doubling the entitlement to funded early learning and childcare for parents, we are also providing continuous professional learning for staff to ensure skills and knowledge are up to date and follow best practice.’