Finnish STEAM Education for Early Childhood Educators
Best practices from Finland and developing mathematical thinking skills, creativity, and imagination in early childhood education and care through STEAM
This course is focusing on developing mathematical thinking skills, creativity, and imagination through playful and artistic multidisciplinary activities in early childhood education. Creating equal preconditions for every children’s holistic growth is one of the main goals of the Finnish Early Childhood Education Curriculum. In this holistic perspective, the early development of mathematical thinking is embedded in playful and creative, often artistic processes. Individual and community activities, which are stimulating imagination and opening up self-expression and reflection, are providing motivation for the early age improvement of various mathematical skills. The phenomenon-based foundations of mathematical thinking are laid down in early childhood education as part of the advancement of the transversal competences in multidisciplinary educational settings. As transversal competencies consist of knowledge, skills, values, attitudes, and will, the basic mathematical concepts, notions, and principles are also to be discovered by the children in various matters and phenomena, and to be addressed on appropriate cognitive levels. These goals are fully in line with the recent policy development in the European Union, which prioritize the development of key competences and extends STEM to STE-A-M especially by integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Mathematics (STEAM) and suggesting, that “the earlier people acquire STEAM skills, the better their chances of future educational and professional success will be”.
Who Can Attend?
This course will be helpful for those who are at the beginning of their career in the field of early childhood education, who have no or little formal professional training, or those who experience a need to update and support their practices with more knowledge on recent trends in early childhood education.
Introduction to Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care
Play, Learning, and Evaluation in Finnish Early Childhood Education and Care
Developing Skills and Competencies
Activities for Developing Mathematical Thinking
Activities based on Patterns and Symmetries
Building Blocks for Building Up Thinking
Experiencing mathematical concepts through body movement
8 x 90 minutes Total
in-service and future early childhood and child care teachers, educators focusing on early childhood and child care
Batch Starting From
15 Jan 2021
Course Completion Certificate
You will get a e-certificate, after completion of course.
Mode of Delivery: (Numbers and duration)
Video Content: 16 (each session includes 1 video presentation of the content and 1 video demonstrating a content element)
30 mins each session * 8 sessions = 240 mins
Reading Content / assignments: 16 (each session includes 2 reading resources)
1 reading material: 1 hr efforts
Live Meetings: minimum 3 : 60min each
Development Project: 1
Details For Online Bank Transfer (International)
Account Name :
CCE FINLAND OY
Account Number :
FI 41 1146 3001 1433 92
BIC / SWIFT : NDEAFIHH
Beneficiary Address: Maijalankatu 9 E 18, 33720, Tampere, FINLAND
Beneficiary Bank Address: Insinoorinkatu 23, 33720, Tampere, FINLAND
Note: We have a rolling admission for this course. So you can apply for the course during the first 4 weeks. (e.g. If the course starts on 14th Feb 2020 then you can apply for the course till 14th March 2020).
Group Discount For a group of 5 or more, kindly contact us at
To know more call at :+358504839418 (Finland) / +919890436368 (India)