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Promoting Scientific Literacy

Where does the wind come from? Why don’t ships sink? What are clouds? Children are naturally curious and explore the world around them. The aim of the “Haus der kleinen Forscher” programme is to foster this natural curiosity and to promote scientific literacy.

educators at a workshop "Haus der kleinen Forscher"

Professional Development

The Foundation offers early childhood educators and primary school teachers a professional development programme aimed at supporting inquiry-based science activities in preschool and primary education.

Children and educator explore together

Constructing knowledge together

Children and educators co-construct the learning process. The educators act as “facilitators of learning” by helping children to learn things for themselves.

children run with an umbrellla

The Foundation

The “Haus der kleinen Forscher” (Little Scientists’ House) programme is Germany’s largest early childhood education initiative. Find out more about the Foundation’s work and mission.

Foundation's Mission

kindergarden girls explore

Pedagogic Vision

How can teachers and educators accompany children in their explorations and inquiry activities? Learn more about the Foundation’s pedagogic vision.

Pedagogic Vision

scientific research at "Haus der kleinen Forscher"

Research Results and Publications

The Foundation promotes the exchange of knowledge between research and practice. All activities are continuously evaluated and accompanied by scientific research.

Research Results & Publications

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