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Miramar Childcare Mission

Te Whāriki is the Ministry of Education’s early childhood curriculum policy statement. Te Whāriki is a framework for providing tamariki/children’s early learning and development within a sociocultural context. It emphasises the learning partnership between kaiako/teachers, parents, and whānau/families. Kaiako/teachers weave a holistic curriculum in response to tamariki/children’s learning and development in the early childhood setting and the wider context of the child’s world.

At Miramar Childcare, we aim to provide a learning environment that weaves the principles of Holistic Development, Empowerment, Family & Community and Relationships together with the strands of Wellbeing, Belonging, Contribution, Communication and Exploration:

LEARNING AND DEVELOPMENT

Children’s learning and development are fostered by building on what children bring to early childhood education including family/whanau, culture and language.

PROVIDE THE ENCOURAGEMENT

Adults can provide the encouragement, warmth and acceptance. Teachers can provide challenges for creative and complex learning and thinking, helping children to extend their ideas through sensitive informed, well judged intervention and support.

OPPORTUNITIES

Children will have the opportunities to create and act on their own ideas, to develop knowledge and skills in areas that interest them and to make an increasing number of their own decisions.

DEVELOPMENT

Children’s learning and development will be integrated through tasks, activities and contexts that have meaning for the child such as care routines, mealtimes, exploration and play and maintaining warm relationships with other children and teachers.