At Superstart Pre School our sessions are underpinned by Te Whāriki (New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum). We aim to weave together the principles of Te Whāriki (Empowerment, Holistic Development, Relationships, Family and Community) with the strands (Well-Being, Belonging, Contribution, Communication and Exploration) to develop competent and confident children with a healthy sense of themselves and the environment that surrounds and empowers them for lifetime learning.
We follow the Emergent Curriculum Planning Model and observe individual learning needs, strengths, skills and dispositions and interest. Our programme will endeavour to enhance children’s social, emotional, physical, cognitive and problem solving skills. This learning will be enriched and extended through a variety of learning experiences and approaches. These are documented through photographs, learning stories, resources, support from the teaching team, setting up of the environment and support from the community. The various documentations are reflected on and are used to identify other areas to revisit.
The documentation is displayed on the wall. Our learning format is narrative and informed and focuses on the child’s dispositions. Educators use this information to extend the child’s interest. The learning stories along with relevant photos, and art work are placed in the child’s profile book. Parents input and contribution is vital in our documentation.