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STEM for Early Childhood Educators (STECE201)


Best practices from Finland and developing mathematical thinking skills, creativity, and imagination in early childhood education and care through STEM


Course Overview

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.

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Course Content
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  • 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

  • Summary

Mode of Delivery: (Numbers and duration)

8 x 90 minutes Total

Target Audience
in-service and future early childhood and child care teachers, educators focusing on early childhood and child care

Next Batch Starting From
24th Mar 2023

  • Assignments: 8

  • 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 

  • Reflections: 8

  • Development Project: 1

Course Completion Certificate

You will get a e-certificate, after completion of course.

Details For Online Bank Transfer (International - EURO)


Account Name : CCE FINLAND OY

Account Number : FI 41 1146 3001 1433 92


Bank: Nordea           Currency: EURO

Beneficiary Address: Maijalankatu 9 E 18, 33720, Tampere, FINLAND

Beneficiary Bank Address: Insinoorinkatu 23, 33720, Tampere, FINLAND 

Details For Online Bank Transfer (INR)


Account Name : Council for Creative Education Finland

Account Number : 624005501050 (Current Account)

IFSC Code: ICIC0006240      MICR Code: 411229006

Bank: ICICI Bank Limited     Currency: INR  

Branch: Bhandarkar Road Pune

Beneficiary Address: C604, Samrajya Balwantpuram, Shivtirthnagar, Paud Road, Kothrud, Pune 411038.


Note: INR payments will be calculated @Rs.90/- plus GST @18% additional to the amount.

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Note: We have 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 2022 then you can apply for the course till 14th March 2022).

Group Discount               For a group of 5 or more, kindly contact us at

                                                     To know more call at :+358504839418 (Finland) / +919890436368 (India)


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