PREPARING LITTLE MINDS FOR LIFE
When young children are learning in preschool education environments, they’re gathering the skills, knowledge, and dispositions they need to cope with the diverse challenges of life. These challenges include the more immediate milestone of starting school.
During early childhood learning at Our Kids, the foundations for literacy and numeracy, decision making, perseverance, patience, and creativity are developed through a range of play-based learning experiences. Self-help and self-care skills are cultivated within the children, along with the development of social competence leading up to the transition to school. Enrol today to prepare your child for their future as a student.
Te Whariki at Our Kids
Teachers at Our Kids Early Learning Centres are guided by Te Whāriki. We weave a holistic curriculum in response to children’s learning and development in the early childhood setting and the wider context of the child’s world.
The children at Our Kids continually set their own goals and choose their learning paths. They make their own decisions and construct their understandings in a stimulating, challenging, and responsive environment. Children learn alongside teachers who support them to widen and deepen their grasp of the world.
Self Directed Learning Paths
Children develop deep understandings when they’re able to choose learning paths that interest them before concentrating and exploring for extended periods over days, weeks, months, and even years, with minimal interruptions. They learn persistence and patience when they’re able to return to their own chosen pursuits day after day.