STEM in early childhood

​STEM learning and activities for young children and early childhood educators.

Taking small bytes

This card deck is for early childhood educators. It helps them use technology to enhance childrens' learning.

The cards:

  • provide access to online resources and experts
  • connect families with their children's learning
  • improve assessment, feedback and reporting
  • bridge the educational divide for kids with additional needs.

View the taking small bytes card deck on FUSE

Taking small bytes aligns with the Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework. This framework outlines the knowledge and skills that lead children to become confident, engaged life-long learners.

Early childhood curriculum

The Victorian Early Years Learning and Development Framework (VEYLDF) is designed to advance all children's learning and development from birth to eight years.

The Victorian Curriculum F-10 sets out what every student should learn during their first 11 years of schooling.

Professional learning

Let's Count is a free profesional learning program for early childhood educators to develop the maths skills of children.

It builds the confidence of families and educators by giving them practical tips and resources to develop children’s maths skills. The program emphasises maths in everyday life, and helps children to see maths as relevant, stimulating and fun.


Bush kinders

Outdoor experiences, such as exploring natural environments, are beneficial to children and contribute to improving their health and wellbeing. For more information, see: Bush kinders.

NMC Horizon Project

An ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. It produces Horizon Reports each year detailing their latest research and findings. See: NMC Horizon Project