At Aynsley Street Preschool we implement a learning programme that entwines the goals of the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum; Te Whaariki and our belief that children learn through play.
Te Whaarki……promotes key areas of learning, development and dispositions for children. It is founded on the aspiration for children to grow up as competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body, and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.
The key areas of learning and development are well-being, belonging, communication, contribution, and exploration Learning is centred on developing children’s learning dispositions of courage & curiosity, trust & playfulness, perseverance, responsibility and confidence
Play based learning……we are child centred with a strong focus on providing for the specific needs of each individual child. We value real life experiences with children having choice and ownership of their learning. As teachers carefully guide, interact and collaborate with children through their purposeful play, a love of learning through discovery, wonder, and inquiry develops.
We understand that play is child’s work and a window to their world. Our teachers will extend children’s thinking while working with them, building relationships, creating connections between ideas and allowing time to revisit and reflect on learning experiences. Your involvement and contribution can provide teacher’s with insight and a wealth of information where we can collaboratively aim to achieve more positive outcomes for children.