Children are natural scientists. From their earliest years they engage with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through their play. They balance blocks to build a wall; push a cart to make it move; are fascinated by magnets or shapes. Research shows that the earlier we encourage STEM learning in children -the more successful they will be in learning later on.
Early childhood years, from birth to age 5, have long been recognised as the most critical stage for brain development. Studies show that young children learn through active exploration of their environment. It is during these years that evidenced-based STEM learning is recommended to begin, setting children on a path to develop a love of scientific inquiry and technical proficiency.
Aurora Early Education offers a child-centred learning environment that supports families in nurturing their children’s creativity and curiosity. Aurora Early Education in association with Starting Bright provides enquiry based, hands on practical experiences for our children.