Science in ECE
An article on Sarah Morgan and Geoff Fugle reflecting work done in ECE around Science.
January 10, 2020
We believe in the little things and the ginormous difference they can make and matter for a lifetime.
Learning through Play enables children to think creatively, problem solve and make decisions.
Our teaching teams must meet the same Education standards as qualified teachers in schools.
Community participation helps us to adapt our philosophies and environments to suit the needs and of the children attending.
Part of our tamariki inheriting a safe world is building a sustainable future for them today. Currently, 19 NKA kindergarten's are proud participants of the nationwide network, Enviroschools. The Enviroschools programme is supported by both the Toimata Foundation and The Northland Regional Council. This programme supports young people and their communities in planning and implementing sustainability projects important to them, and in learning to care for their environment and surrounds.
NKA currently has six kindergartens who run regular, weekly excursions into community places of significance to their kindergarten. These programmes are designed to allow tamariki and whānau active participation in ‘wild’ spaces where the day’s agenda is set by being responsive to the rhythms of nature. The purpose of these programmes is for tamariki to develop love and connection to nature and local environment through place-based learning in spaces familiar to children and their whānau.