Early learning and childcare (ELC) staff are receiving new help to inspire young children in science and maths.
A new science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) learning package, developed in partnership with the University of the West of Scotland, provides multi-media resources and activities for staff to help babies and children to develop curiosity in the world around them.
It is the first in a suite of free continuous professional learning modules being rolled out as part of a drive to increase the quality of early learning and childcare services.
Children’s Minister Maree Todd said: “ELC settings are already great at inspiring and developing children’s curiosity in the world around us. This module showcases some of the brilliant learning in STEM happening and supports practitioners to give children the highest quality learning in these topics… we are also providing continuous professional learning for staff to ensure skills and knowledge are up to date and follow best practice.”
The free online STEM module is available at: https://open.uws.ac.uk/login/index.php The module covers STEM, outdoor learning and improving gender balance & equalities. Please note, you will be required to create an account the first time you use the website.