All children are taonga to us and this is reflected with aroha in everything we do at Early Impressions.
Our kaiako are devoted to primary care giving which creates a strong holistic foundation for mahi tahi and whanaungatanga. We respect and foster children’s unique learning journeys.
We will embrace the principles, strands and learning outcomes within Te Whāriki-our national early childhood curriculum, in partnership with children, parents, whānau and community to create a local curriculum for our setting.
At Early Impressions tamariki discover passion for learning. We embrace the concepts of tuākana tēina and ako, while promoting independence and upholding their mana.
Taonga – highly prized/treasure
Aroha – love, compassion, empathy, affection
Kaiako – teacher(s)
Mahi tahi – teamwork; collaboration; cooperative effort of a team
Whanaungatanga – kinship; sense of whanau connection a relationship through shared experiences and working together that provides people with a sense of belonging.
Whānau – extended family
Tuākana tēina – where an older or more knowledgeable child supports the learning of a younger or less knowledgeable child
Ako – a teaching and learning relationship where the educator is also learning from the student; to both teach and learn