Te Whaariki – The Early Childhood Curriculum
Mataliki values and incorporates the Early Childhood Curriculum, ‘Te Whaariki’ as the framework for all programme planning.
Under the principle of Te Whaariki, all children will develop holistically, recognising their own individual uniqueness.
Observations and assessments carried out by skilled teachers will determine each child’s strengths, interests and needs. The information will guide the whole group programme plan and individual children’s goals. These goals and achievements are documented in the child’s portfolio. These are strictly confidential and are only available to the parents of the child on request.
The programme plan for each room will be displayed on the wall for parents to read and make suggestion about. The curriculum integrates care and education and includes both planned experiences and also activities and interactions that arise spontaneously. The curriculum covers the early childhood environment and everything that happens in it.