Kindergarten For Your Child
Kindergartens are purpose built, age-appropriate learning environments for young children. All kindergarten teachers are trained and qualified as teachers, skilled in understanding how children develop and progress their learning. Teachers provide a rich learning environment within which children learn at their own pace, within the framework of the early childhood education curriculum Te Whāriki.
Children’s language, culture and identity is nurtured. Children have fun, are inspired, make friends, and are safe and happy. They learn about science, mathematics, literacy and the arts. They test their physical boundaries, develop relationships and build resilience.
You can talk with teachers about your child’s progress and read about their learning through ‘learning stories’ or in some kindergartens via their online portfolio for example Storypark. Talk with teachers about what happens at your local kindergarten.
We welcome the engagement of whānau – coming in for a quick chat in the morning, staying for a while and helping out, working with the children – cooking, doing a scientific experiment, teaching a dance, joining children on excursions, helping out with a fund-raiser, coming along to a shared meal, or being on the association governance board.