– Joint Position Statement on –
Early Childhood STEM Education
This Position Statement has been co-developed by Charles Sturt University’s STEM Education Research Group, and Little Scientists Australia, an initiative of FROEBEL Australia. Together, we have taken actions to foster effective early childhood STEM education through our research, advocacy, and professional engagement.
Through this Position Statement, we give recognition to the importance of inquiry-based STEM exploration in early childhood education and highlight the critical foundations it provides for children’s STEM learning journeys, lifelong curiosity, and appreciation for STEM.
This Position Statement recommends meaningful actions for early childhood educators, service managers, and policy makers to support the provision of high-quality, evidence-based STEM education opportunities in early childhood.