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About Germany's largest early childhood education initiative

Kleiner Junge schaut erstaunt auf ein Experiment
© Christoph Wehrer/Stiftung "Haus der kleinen Forscher"

The Foundation

The "Haus der kleinen Forscher" (Little Scientists’ House) programme is Germany’s largest early childhood education initiative in the fields of science, technology, engineering/computer science, and mathematics (STEM). What is the idea behind it? How does it work?

The Foundation

Eine Frau steht an einem Rednerpult.
© Stiftung Haus der kleinen Forscher

International Dialogue

The Foundation is eager to share its ideas with and learn from international organisations that focus on the area of early STEM education. Find out more about the Foundation’s International Dialogue on STEM Education (IDoS).

About IDoS

Erwachsene überreichen eine Kugel mit Stäbchen
© Christoph Wehrer/Stiftung Haus der kleinen Forscher

Continuing Professional Development

From free online courses to on-site workshops, the "Haus der kleinen Forscher" continuing professional development (CPD) programme supports early childhood educators and primary school teachers in facilitating children’s processes of inquiry.

CPD programme

Gruppenfoto von Menschen in einer Halle, unter einem Globus versammelt.
© Lars Landmann/ Stiftung Haus der kleinen Forscher


Since its inception in 2006, numerous private individuals and institutions have contributed to the Foundation’s success. The programme is now firmly established in regions all over Germany – and is still expanding.