Kindergarten celebrates Children’s Day 2014
New Zealand Kindergartens acknowledges Children’s Day, Sunday 2nd March. While mindful that children should be cherished every day, this special day provides an opportunity for communities to come together for children. This year’s theme “treasure our children” highlights the importance of ensuring children are celebrated, valued and at the heart of every community.
“Children’s Day is an important time for communities to reflect on the needs and aspirations of their youngest citizens,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive of New Zealand Kindergartens. “We all have a role to play nurturing the children in our communities – parents, whānau, teachers, neighbours and leaders all make a difference to the lives of children.”
Many kindergartens across the country are taking part in Children’s Day activities. For information on local events, visit the Children’s Day website here.
For 125 years, kindergarten has been committed to providing exceptional early childhood education (ECE) to children, families and communities. Employing 100% qualified, registered teachers, involving parents and whānau and making kindergarten affordable and accessible to all families have been the hallmarks of kindergarten since the first service opened its doors in Dunedin in 1889.
While our traditional philosophy and values of high quality, inclusiveness, accessible and affordable early childhood education still underpins our service today, kindergarten continues to evolve to meet the needs of diverse communities.
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