School of Education
Curtin University
Perth, Western Australia

STEM for Infants and Children Under 2 Years Old: Identifying the Mathematical Demands and Opportunities in Young Children’s Play and Interactions

This Action Research project was conducted with teachers working with infants and children under two years in an Early Childhood Education and Care Centre in Western Australia.

The presentation will share Early Learning Centre action and teacher written ‘Learning Stories’. These illustrate STEM experiences (using a ‘mathematical lens’) and opportunities for supporting and encouraging mathematical concept and skill development during child-initiated play, routines, schedules and care giving.

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