We strive to provide all children with high quality care and education. The first five years of a child’s life are so important and their early childhood education experiences support them to develop their potential. Children need a safe, natural environment, nutritious meals, exercise and caring educators. These essentials enable children to confidently follow their imaginations, to make choices and take ownership of their own learning through play. We want children to have fun and the freedom to explore and experiment in a well-resourced environment. The educator’s role is to encourage and foster children’s learning through their interests and strengths and discover ways to extend children’s learning. Meaningful learning for children occurs when they are following their own ideas, interests and passions. Educators develop responsive, respectful relationships with the children so they know each child and their family well. Children are all treated as unique individuals who have different needs and will learn in a variety of ways.
It is our goal that each child will leave Early Adventures full of knowledge, life skills, have great social competence and be excited about learning. We believe that with these skills they will ready to take the next step and start formal learning at school with confidence.
Educational philosophies and current research inform our practice. As educators we are on a lifelong journey and continued reflection on our practice is a vital part of our pedagogy at Early Adventures. We create a welcoming inviting centre and strong partnerships with parents and whanau are important to us. We acknowledge the Treaty of Waitangi and embrace diversity. Our program reflects the principles of Te Whariki, the national Early Childhood curriculum.
“Childhood is a journey, not a race”