What is STEM and why is it important for 3-5yr olds?
STEM refers to Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
Creating and promoting positive, age-appropriate experiences in STEM for 3-5 year olds:
helps demystify STEM and acknowledge its importance in our everyday lives
assists children to develop inquiry-based skills critical for future learning and the jobs of tomorrow.
The importance of STEM for young Australians has been acknowledged nationally in several reports, including: