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Little Citizens Science & Technology Centre By Little Citizens

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About Little Citizens Science & Technology Centre

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Little Citizens Science & Technology Centre

Little Citizens Science & Technology Centre

Little Citizens is creating an exciting new Science & Technology Centre to provide every pre-school child with a head start at school and create pathways for future learning and discovery.

The Little Citizens Science & Technology Centre will inspire curious minds and develop essential skills for pre-school students, through hands-on learning with state-of-the art science equipment.

About Little Citizens

Little Citizens is a not-for-profit early learning centre in South Dunedin that provides high-quality education, physical development and nutritious meals for pre-school kids. For more information on the centre please visit our website www.littlecitizens.co.nz or phone our Family / Whānau Coordinator Jackie Wallis on (03) 466 3402.

The Science & Technology Centre

The Little Citizens Science & Technology Centre will have equipment designed especially for 0-5 year olds, covering; biology, chemistry, physics, medicine, mechanics, construction, computing and programming.

The Science and Technology Centre Equipment Includes:

  • Beet-Bot programming equipment
  • Computer tablets and educational software
  • 3-D gear sets and 3-D construction tools
  • Laboratory experiment kits (beakers, test tubes, magnifying glasses, eye droppers etc.)
  • Medicine and health equipment (x-rays, stethoscopes etc.)
  • Vegatable root viewer growing kits
  • Animal life cycle models
  • Magnified bug viewers and specimen jars
  • Magnifying glasses
  • Thermometers
  • Electronic UV monitors

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STEM Learning at Little Citizens

Providing children with high quality learning and development opportunities is our number one priority at Little Citizens – and giving children with opportunity to explore and develop their science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills will provide them with a head start at school and create pathways for future learning.

STEM education has a major influence on children’s development. STEM education involves developing skills and knowledge to investigate the living, physical, material, and technological components of the environment and making sense of them in logical and creative ways. An understanding of STEM concepts at an early age increases the likelihood of positive educational outcomes and STEM capability is increasingly important in the modern job market where entry level work is frequently technology-based, and where higher school and tertiary qualifications are increasingly necessary.

The Science and Technology Centre will enable pre-school children to begin their STEM development with hands-on investigation and fun experiments with high-tech science equipment. The use of equipment will be supported by high-quality teaching, with each child’s development tracked with milestones to make sure they start school with all the skills and knowledge they need to thrive. 

Little Citizens Early Learning Centre

158 Oxford Street, South Dunedin

(03) 466 3223

lc@dmm.org.nz

www.littlecitizens.co.nz

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The People Behind Little Citizens Science & Technology Centre

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Little Citizens provides a complete early learning centre experience in the heart of South Dunedin to prepare children for school and beyond.

High quality early childhood education is essential for a child's development and children who miss out on important learning at young age often fail to achieve at school and experience negative employment outcomes. Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, children from low-income families are often the ones who miss out. This is why Little Citizen's aims to provide a premium early learning experience that is accessible to all families.

Little Citizens also has an embedded Client Support Worker to provide families with free specialist support as required. This is an effective way of delivering essential support services to high-needs families.

  • Quality education (detailed curriculum and developmental milestones)
  • Physical development (Active Movement programme and large play areas)
  • Nourishing food (Nutritious morning teas, lunches and afternoon teas with the Heart Foundation tick, provided to all children at no extra cost)
  • Embedded Client Support Worker
  • Not-for-profit (plus 20 hours free for children over 3 & no minimum hours)

Website: www.littlecitizens.co.nz

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