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Become a STEM certified Little Scientists House

What is a Little Scientists House?

An education and care service or school that has successfully applied to Little Scientists and received the Little Scientists certification plaque. Becoming a Little Scientists House shows your service or school’s dedication to early childhood STEM education.

The certification plaque you receive is a signal to your children, parents and the wider community that you have a commitment to providing quality, hands-on, inquiry-based STEM learning.

Why become a Little Scientists House?

Certification demonstrates a service’s dedication to inquiry-based STEM education. It promotes the service as an active learning environment that incorporates educational concepts such as inquiry-based learning, metacognition and co-construction.

Our Little Scientists House certification entitles you to:

  • your personalised Little Scientists House plaque
  • the certification logo, which you can display on your website or other documentation
  • ongoing support from the Little Scientists team
  • a place on our Australia-wide interactive Little Scientists House map

Steps to becoming a Little Scientists House

You are eligible to apply if your service is committed to ongoing inquiry-based learning and scientific exploration. Two of your educators have each attended two Little Scientists Workshops.

  1. When you have a documented project, then you’re ready to apply. The project needs to have enough depth to extend and challenge children’s learning.
  2. Complete the form on this page to request an application form.
  3. Applications are reviewed by Little Scientists following our approval and quality criteria.
  4. Little Scientists lets you know if your application was successful or if you need to provide further documentation. Your service has become a Little Scientists House. Your plaque is on its way; start planning the award presentation.

View an interactive map of certified Little Scientists Houses.

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2019 House Applications
are now closed

Due to overwhelming demand, applications to become a Little Scientists House have closed for 2019 to enable us to process current applications.

Any outstanding applications must be submitted by 31st October 2019.

…but stay tuned, our Early STEM Award is coming soon. Project submissions from the Early STEM Award can be used towards your House application in 2020.

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