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Experience open communication and stay involved in your child’s early education.
Collaborating and developing a partnership with parents is paramount to us. Parents are their child’ first teacher and know their child best. The knowledge and understanding you have about your child is precious and we value any contribution or input you can make to the centre program.
Each step of your child’s learning journey will be documented in a learning journal, we anticipate your involvement by sharing stories and photos from home of your child’s interests, special events and precious moments.
Our socio-cultural approach to early childhood education is reliant on the involvement of families, whanau and the wider community. We believe it takes “a village to raise a child” and we will endeavour to establish a web of relationships within the centre and the community that will ensure your child has a sense of belonging.
Play to Learn Early Learning Centre sees parents as equal partners in their child’s learning journey and we invite you to contribute in the following ways:
- Daily communication between educators, parents and children are essential. Parents and children will be welcomed on arrival. Parents and educators will have the opportunity to discuss any concerns or share any stories at arrival and pick up time.
- Parents are encouraged to phone, visit, spend time in the preschool centre and share their aspirations for their child.
- The preschool centre will regularly email parents and update the website and/or Facebook with up and coming events.
- Parents and whanau will be invited throughout the year to centre events – parent evenings, grandparent day, picnics and other social events.
- Children under two years of age will have a home to centre notebook.
- Children’s learning journals are available at all times. We use StoryPark online so you and your extended family can see the progress of your beautiful children instantly!
- Trips into the community and further a field will be planned based on children’s interests.
- Strong relationships are formed with outside agencies. Parents are able to draw resources from Specialist Education Services, Vision and Hearing agencies and Speech therapists when required.
- Parents are encouraged to share their creative ideas, skills and resources to make the programme as diverse and dynamic as possible.