YMEN RECOGNISED FOR AWARD
Three Wellington men recently received an award for men in early childhood education, on behalf of He Whᾱnau Manaaki Kindergartens
The award was presented at the Early Childhood Men’s annual hui (EC Menz) at the Bethlehem Tertiary Institute in the Bay of Plenty.
Ngahere tamariki - children of the forest
A four-year-old girl scrambles to the top of a steep, slippery slope, her face flushed with triumph. Just 20 minutes earlier, she had been clinging to a tree root at the bottom of the hill, too scared to move. This sort of achievement is what bush kindergarten is all about.
Discovery Kindergarten in Whitby is one of several providing a 'bush kindergarten' programme. To read the full story, check out the Education Aotearoa website.
Why am i?
The early years are absolutely crucial for how a person turns out - that's the message from the Dunedin longitudinal study that features in the excellent television series, Why am I?
Here's a link to watch the programmes:
FOUR YOUNG MEN GRADUATE AS EARLY CHILDHOOD TEACHERS
The men were initially part of the “Y Men” programme run by He Whānau Manaaki o Tararua Free Kindergarten Association, a programme that placed young men into six-month positions working alongside qualified kindergarten teachers. From that six-month placement, several young men decided they wanted to go on and become qualified early childhood teachers. This is the second group of Ymen to graduate with degrees in teaching.
A TIME AND PLACE: THE NEW ZEALAND SHAKEOUT DRILL
It was really cool to see East Harbour Kindergarten featured on Stuff last week. Their story is about their participation in the A New Zealand ShakeOut earthquake drill that took place last Friday (16 October 2015) for the full story, check out the article on Stuff.
STRATHMORE KINDERGARTEN CELEBRATES ITS 60TH BIRTHDAY
Teachers, children and families past and present gathered recently for a shared dinner to celebrate 60 years of operation.
The event was a great opportunity for all involved to acknowledge 6 decades of building relationships, learning and fun within a quality service run by 100% qualified early childhood teachers.For the full story, check out the Peninsula News