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About the Course

Course Name: Foundations of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) STEM
Study time: approximately 2-4 weeks
Mode: Webinar by Pedagogy Experts from Helsinki + Self Study + Peer Assignments
Cost: 210 Euros (20,000/- INR) (revised for 2023)

The training is developed and designed by University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+
Academic Specialist Dr Jenni Vartiainen and Adjunct Professor Jonna Kangas

The course teaches the participants through inquiry-based learning on how to teach STEM subjects to early learners, and how to teach children of different ages and different learning levels in the same classroom.

June 2022 Enrollment Completed February 2023 Enrollment has started

What participants are saying?


“The programme we enrolled reinstated our faith in giving each child the time to learn in his or her own way. This is infact the best approach to help students learn.”

– Global Public School, Cochin, Kerala,
Group enrollment Cohort 2022-June

“Certificate Courses from the University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+ has helped me land my dream job in one of the top schools in India”

– Neethu Nandakumar,
Alumni , Cohort 2021, STEM Teacher at Good Shepherd International school

“The course Foundations of ECEC STEM has helped me to gain more knowledge about Early Childhood and Early Care. I enjoyed all the activities mentioned in the course specifically science in everyday life. This helped me to look around the things and admire the STEM value behind everything.”

-Jhansi Marina Joy , Alumni , Cohort 2022-June

Jonna Kangas, Adjunct Professor in Early Childhood Education

“It is extremely important to start teaching science already in early childhood education. Children have a huge natural urge and ability to explore and wonder at the phenomena of the surrounding world. It is useful to encourage this inclination, so that the curious and searching nature of learning will last for a lifetime. In the new online programme, we concentrate on supporting this natural enthusiasm and empowering children as active and participative builders of knowledge.”

− Dr. Jenni Vartiainen, The University of Helsinki

Course Design

The course is designed in a way that the participant does not have to have a prior knowledge of the content of STEM subjects, but the course teaches the basics to the teacher while guiding him/her through lesson planning, teaching and assessing.
At the completion of the course, the participant had learned the foundations of ECEC STEM:
Engage – Defining STEM in the context of early learning and education
Explore – Including STEM and science in classroom practices
Execute – Tips and tools for effective classroom activities
Elaborate – Discuss and reflect on your learning and learn from others
Evaluate – Make a playful questionnaire and check your awareness of STEM

By learning the five Es participant:

  • Understands the importance of early STEM education 
  • Has a positive attitude and competence towards teaching STEM to young children
  • Has learned to use the learning by doing approach in teaching
  • Has practiced and designed effective and fun learning activities in STEM


Pre-Service and In-Service Teachers
For institutional signups and groups of more than 10, please email us at info@venturevillage.world

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June 2022 Enrollment Completed February 2023 Enrollment has started