Little Scientists is passionate about providing early childhood educators with inquiry-based STEM professional development.
Our goal is to empower educators to build the skills and confidence to create joyful STEM experiences for young children in every corner of the country and foster curiosity, critical thinking, and resilience in the next generations.
We are proudly not-for-profit and supported by the Australian Government, with our workshops aligned with the National Quality Framework, the Australian Professional Standards for Teachers, and the Early Years Learning Framework.
Does your organisation want to support early childhood STEM education in Australia?
Consider becoming a corporate partner, we’d love to hear from you!
Benefits of becoming a Corporate Sponsor
Connect with community
Connect your brand to education and care providers, teachers and educators, and families across the country.
Fulfil your corporate social responsibility in the area of early childhood education.
Support more women in STEM by supporting both girls and boys to explore their interest in STEM in their most pivotal development years.
Invest in the future
Help build the skills of the future and prevent skill shortages by investing in age-appropriate STEM education for our youngest generations.
A few of our amazing sponsors!
Dyson have partnered with Little Scientists to sponsor all STEM Air workshops, Australia wide. Additionally, they are providing air workshop participants with a Dyson air purifier, to further help educators and children investigate and learn more about the air around them.
At our 2019, 2 day Little Scientists early-years STEM conference, a leading Dyson engineer presented and delivered hands-on workshops to over 100 early-years educators and directors about the engineering process, air quality and the importance of developing STEM skills in children.
Toyota Community Trust
Little Scientists and the Toyota Community Trust have collaborated on a variety of early STEM projects since 2018. They have committed to financially supporting Little Scientists in delivering in-service workshops to services with limited access to high-quality professional development STEM workshops in regional and low-income areas of Melbourne.
In the first year of this partnership, up to 240 early childhood educators in the Wyndham City Council area and up to 200 educators in the Albury-Wodonga council area benefited from this specialised professional development.
PwC provides strategic support after Little Scientists completed the firm’s 12 month 21st Century Mind Accelerator program aimed at rapidly scaling some of Australia’s most promising STEM education initiatives.
The program is backed by the Office of the Chief Scientist and some of Australia’s largest corporates, including: Google, NAB, BP and GE. Little Scientists were selected by a panel of PwC leaders for their potential to have a significant impact on STEM education in Australia, as well as their potential for scale with PwC support.