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Supporting Social And Moral Competence…

10th July 2021 – 9am to 3pm

The workshop will include a range of practical and flexible strategies such as understanding expectations around the six areas of respect, the importance of giving clear and achievable instructions, establishing consistent routines, developing care and empathy for others and how to achieve the ‘power of once’.


Literacy And Numeracy In ECE…

2nd October 2021 – 9am to 3pm

The workshop will deliver practical and visual literacy-maths teaching skills. The workshop highlights the importance of using maths dialogue and acknowledges how maths communication skills can be developed by connecting to literacy and other areas including science and the arts.

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Supporting Social And Moral Competence

Supporting Social And Moral Competence… Social and moral competence enables children to interact with peers in a variety of ways and contexts and to maintain positive relationships with peers and […]

Literacy And Numeracy in ECE

Literacy and Numeracy in ECE… We deliver a practical and visual literacy-maths workshop placing maths concepts and early literacy skills into familiar contexts that young children can relate to. The […]

Fundamental Teaching Theories

Fundamental Teaching Theories… Teachers are the most important resources in any ECE setting. “Kaiako has a responsibility to be knowledgeable about theories that underpin effective pedagogy in Te Whariki, it’s […]

Inquiry Based Approach

The Inquiry-Based Approach within Early Childhood Education… Our ECE curriculum requires us to prioritise the support of children’s developing working theories. Children need the skills to inquire, theories, collaborate, and […]