Infants require extra care and support as they fully rely on adults at this stage of development.
We have trained teachers who support the infants with thoughtful interactions within a nurturing environment. The importance of individual care and moments for learning are paramount to our infant’s early learning.
The teachers work in close partnership with parents and whānau. This supports the transition of infants into the Paeroa early learning centre as the infants individual interests, capabilities and needs are met.
Our teachers are familiar with research on how the infant brain develops and with this knowledge they support and extend their curiosity by creating spaces and offering resources that give our infants many opportunities for growth.
Toddlers are active, curious and seeking to make sense of their world. This is an age when children learn significantly through play and physical activity. Our curriculum is responsive to toddler’s rapidly growing capabilities. It provides opportunities for individual exploration as well as social interactions. Teachers support toddlers’ social, cognitive and language capabilities by engaging them in the meaningful learning experiences that lead to develop toddler’s confidence, independence, and many more life-long skills.
Young children have an increasing capacity for language, inquiry and understanding for other’s point of view. They develop a greater awareness of themselves as learners and increasingly prefer interactions with their peers.
Our emergent curriculum for young children provides a wide range of learning opportunities to experience new challenges and pursue self-selected learning goals. Such opportunities encourage children to expand their capabilities and support them in making a smooth transition to school.
Children are also encouraged to participate in group learning experiences where they extend their social skills that enable them to establish and maintain friendships.