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THE LITTLE SCIENTISTS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED AND FUNDED BY THE AUSTRALIAN GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING THROUGH THE NATIONAL INNOVATION AND SCIENCE AGENDA.

Become a certified Little Scientists House

We offer the opportunity to become a certified Little Scientists House. All early childhood services participating in our Little Scientists Program that are committed to early STEM and scientific exploration can apply. 

Successful applications are rewarded with a Little Scientists Certification plaque, demonstrating to parents and the community, that their service is committed to inquiry-based learning and Early STEM. It also promotes the service as a progressive and active learning environment incorporating the concepts of inquiry-based learning, metacognition and co-construction.

To become a Little Scientists House your service needs a minimum of 2 educators that have attended a minimum of 2 workshops each. You need to fill out and send in an application that includes the documentation of an early STEM project by the children in your service. Application details are outlined below.

Little Scientists House certification plaque

HOW TO APPLY

Step 1

Before starting, check if your service is eligible:

  1. Little Scientists workshop attendance: At least two teachers or educators at your service have attended two Little Scientists workshops each.
  2. Research in everyday life: STEM is a part of the everyday life of children at your service.
  3. Project documentation: All relevant projects, observations and experiments are documented.

If you meet the criteria, you can request the Little Scientists House application form. Learn more about our Little Scientists House criteria.

Step 2

Apply by completing the Certification Questionnaire

If you are ready to start your application for your Little Scientists House certification, contact us via the email address, hayley@littlescientists.org.au to request a copy of the Certification Questionnaire.

Step 3

Await our feedback

Little Scientists reviews your application using established quality criteria.

There is a strong emphasis on process quality. As part of this review, Little Scientists will also provide you with comprehensive feedback.

Step 4

Receive a Little Scientists House plaque

If your application meets the quality criteria and is approved by Little Scientists, your service is awarded Little Scientists House for the following 2 years. You are then officially certified as a Little Scientists House and can publicly share your success with the children, parents, your relevant network, cooperating partners and other supporters.

You will receive a Little Scientists House plaque that can be placed in a visible location to demonstrate to the wider community the commitment of your service to STEM education.

Step 5

Congratulations!!! Welcome to the family

How to become a Little Scientists House

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