Te Whariki is the curriculum for all New Zealand Childcare Centres and Kindergartens. Te Whariki is acknowledged as among the best curriculum in the world. Developed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education and New Zealand ECE Educators the curriculum is focused on the development of the whole child providing educational guidelines for children up to the age of six years.
Developed by the New Zealand Ministry of Education and New Zealand ECE Educators the curriculum is focused on the development of the whole child and provides educational guidelines for children up to the age of six years.
Kidz World encompasses Te whariki through a Project Based Learning style. Educationalists know that young children become immersed in their learning if they are directly involved and participate through 'hands on' experience.
Project based learning provides the academic research learning, with the 'hands on' experiences of recording that learning. Children are then able to re-visit their learning experiences through the project books created during or at the end of a project, thus ensuring the learning is not lost to them with the conclusion of a project.
Children have control over their learning through choosing the projects from their current interest making the learning more 'real' to them. increasing their ability to concerntrate and think through logical and yet imaginative processes.
Kidz World offers children learning opportunities all day every day through providing areas of play to explore and develop through enquiry and to use their new found skills everyday.Next: Cultural Experiences