Courage and Curiosity, Trust and Playfulness, Confidence, Perseverance and Responsibility.
These dispositions support children throughout their life as they are able to utilise these in all areas.
CHILDREN DEVELOP IN THEIR OWN WAY
Children develop in their own way so we plan for developmentally appropriate activities to extend on children’s natural curiosity, interest and thirst for learning. We also work with dispositional learning which allows educators to analyse and describe the learning as part of a child’s learning story. These dispositions are: Courage and Curiosity, Trust and Playfulness, Confidence, Perseverance and Responsibility. These dispositions support children throughout their life as they are able to utilise these in all areas. We meet the principles and strands of the Early Childhood Curriculum Te Whaariki, in our day to day practice.
Each child has an individual portfolio which is a record of their time. Each child has an individual portfolio which is a record of their time at the centre these are a fantastic keepsake of chid voice, parent voice, bi-termly reports, learning stories, with photos of the event and many other special mementos.
FOUNDATION TIME - FOUR YEAR OLDS
We provide a 'foundation' time for the four year old children. This is to develop the four year old children with pre literacy skills, pre math skills and generally prepare children for their next venture in life 'new entrants'. This includes providing activities for longer periods of time to help develop concentration skills and attention spans. Providing children with foundations needed to be able to sit and listen to instructions during their 'new school day'. By providing activities with 'step by step' instructions this is to encourage children to learn to follow activities through to the end and complete tasks set. We encourage self help skills and caring for their own property. We take this opportunity to play team sports or outside games that also encourage children to turn take and follow differnt rules or instructions. Generally this is a time for the older children to have some quality time with teachers focusing on foundation skills needed to begin school.