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Howick and Pakuranga Times : Howick and Pakuranga Times Thursday June 27 2013
www.times.co.nz Education For All Ages --- Times Newspapers Supplement --- June 2013 --- 5 We believe in providing good quality teaching of literacy and mathemati- cal opportunities for our children which supports their transition to school. ERO visit in December 2012 says: Programme. Teachers provide a good quality programme. This significant improve- ment has been helped by the strong enthusi- asm and responsive approach of the centre owners and teachers to improving learning opportunities for children. Teachers show a shared understanding of centre philoso- phy, effective practices and high expecta- tions. Routines are flexible, responsive to children's preferences and are used well to foster learning and self managing skills. Interactions. Respectful and caring rela- tionships between teachers and children underpin children's engagement in the programme. Teachers foster sustained con- versations, listen carefully to children and respond to them with warmth and inter- est. Teachers encourage children to make choices and play cooperatively. They provide effective support in guiding child led play. Learning environment. Children's opportu- nities to learn and engage in sustained play are very well supported through the wide range of resources, equipment and activities available in the environment. The environ- ment is well organised, family oriented and welcoming. It reflects the centre's commit- ment to biculturalism and appreciation of children's creative expression. Children have freedom to explore, have fun and learn in a purposeful and relaxed atmosphere. Planning, evaluation and assessment. Teachers' engagement in professional devel- opment has contributed to well-documented planning and assessment processes being put into place. Teachers have a shared understanding of meaningful ways to record how children's interests are noticed and responded to. Planning is becoming increasingly more focused on extending child-initiated learning. Children's individual learning portfolios, most of which are elec- tronic (e-portfolios) provide a good record of their learning and development. Under 3 fees: Per week, 7.45am-5.45pm $200.00 Per day $45.00 Per week 9-3 $140.00 Per day $35.00 Over 3 fees: Per week, 7.45am-545pm $130.00 Per day $30.00 9am-3pm per week $90.00 Per day $20.00 20 hours only free We are offering 2 weeks free trial for all new children. Glowing ERO reviewsADVERTORIAL 122769 Phone 576 5731, mob 021 950 892 4 Waikaremoana Pl, Pakuranga Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Website: riverhillselc.co.nz 122770 Parents, are you looking for a high quality early learning centre for your child? Parents, are you looking for a small family-focussed centre for your child? 5 Great Reasons to choose Penguins Howick: 1) You can trust us -- Over 20 years experience and more than 30 qualified/registered teachers 2) All inclusive service -- Meals, including breakfast provided, library trips and speech screenings 3) Communication - Stay informed about your child and their individual learning plan with secure online access to their portfolio and centre news 4) All ages welcome -- Special areas to focus on babies, toddlers and young children. Kindergarten sessions for 3 and 4 year olds 5) School readiness -- We work with local schools to provide the best experience for children Call Carole now to ask your questions and make a time to visit us Phone 537 4970 Penguins School of Early Learning 197 Whitford Road, Howick www.penguinsearlylearning.co.nz 6 Great Reasons to choose our NEW Botany Centre: 1) You can trust us -- Over 20 years experience with qualified and registered teachers 2) All inclusive service -- Meals, including breakfast provided, library trips and speech screenings 3) Communication - Stay informed with secure online access to your child's portfolio and centre news 4) All ages welcome -- Full day enrolment options for children from babies to five years 5) School readiness -- New '4 Space' to develop projects and foundation skills 6) Brand New! -- All new interior décor, resources and toys! Call Rebecca now to ask your questions and make a time to visit us Phone 271 2321 Penguins School of Early Learning 32 Feeny Cr, Botany (off Smales Rd) www.penguinsearlylearning.co.nz Amanda's Homebased ECE is a long estab- lished and well regarded service operating in the Auckland area. Our Educators are carefully selected (we accept about 10% of applicants) and are in continuous train- ing and professional development. With professional support from our Education Team Leaders, parents are confdent that they know what their children are doing and how they are progressing. With our older children we ofer a very successful 'readiness for school programme'. Parents can use a WINZ childcare subsidy with our service, which is fexible and afordable. We also have the Ministry of Education 20 hours ECE programme operating. Ph 09 360 7514 for more details. 114387 Oﬀering each child and their family a safe, nurturing, educatonal environment that values play as a foundaton for learning. 122644 We are now able to ofer longer session tmes and fexible days. 64 Pigeon Mountain Rd, Bucklands Beach Ph 537 0083 email@example.com www.aka.org.nz Are you looking for a childcare centre that feels like an extension of home? We are located at: 62 Reelick Ave, Pakuranga. To secure your child a space: Contact us on 576-0046 www.tippytoes.co.nz We offer top quality care and education for children aged 0-5 years. We offer low educator: child ratios and a high percentage of qualified educators. 122762 Tippytoes Childcare Centre 122775 Special Care for Special Kidz School Holiday & After School Programmes Our holiday programme is designed for special needs and disabled children. We have a strong team of committed staff and provide a variety of activities from outdoor play and off-site outings to arts, games, cooking, relaxation, music and movies. School Holiday programme has 2 options: ✓ 9am – 3pm (1/2) Carer Support Day ✓ 9am – 6pm (3/4) Carer Support Day Call us or drop in today to find out more. We accept “Carer Support Days”. We are located at: The Depot, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Pakuranga ☎ Ph: 533 6360 ✉ e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org FOR ALL AGES 2013/2014 Education If they cage an intelligent child’s brain with low expecta- tions and no room for speed, we might observe the dull-eyed and silent look found in captive cheetahs. There are certain character- istics that may indicate a child is gifted. It is important to note that gifted children are not a heterogeneous group. They may, however, exhibit some but not necessarily all of the following characteristics: n A sophisticated verbal vocabulary n An advanced or asynchronous development n An early intellectual ability in early childhood n A seemingly insatiable thirst for knowledge and new learning n A high level of physical activity and often less sleep requirement than same- aged peers n They may appear cautious in new situations, possibly due to a fear of failure n Are highly sensitive and may experience intense emotions n Have narrow felds of interests and passion areas from a young age n An early ability to distinguish between reality and fantasy, however they may often escape to a fantasy-rich world n An early insight into social/ moral/ethical issues n A greater reasoning power and ability to manipulate n Socially very able with leadership skills however, may be dominant and often aware they are “different” n Are individual… bordering on unconventional at times n Seek the company of older peers and adults n Set high standards for themselves, which can be unobtainably high, resulting in perfectionism. Perhaps one day a cheetah raised in the right environment, with the right opportunities and motivations, will run faster than 112 kph. We should not limit a chee- tah’s potential, just as we should not limit that of a gifted child. By Rose Blackett, President of NZAGC, SENG Board of Directors, MoE advisory board spotting a gifted child A toast to Jammies in June Sleepwear may well be the dress code of the week for the teachers and children of Beach- comber Kindergarten. To show support for pyjama appeal Jammies in June and to celebrate Matariki, teachers and approximately 30 children from the Bucklands Beach kindergarten wrapped up in their warm- est pyjamas and sat down to a morning tea of Milo and toast on Tuesday. Children have been encouraged to attend learning sessions in their pyjamas for the rest of the week and the learning centre has also been calling for donations of new fannel- ette pyjamas and money for children in need as part of the campaign by the Middlemore Foundation for Health Innovation. Head teacher Theresa Feisst says the aim of the morning tea was to build awareness. “It’s such a worthwhile cause and we wanted to use it as a fun opportunity to be aware of what’s happening in the community.” Georgia (left) and Natasha Harris at n Beachcomber Kindergarten's morning tea.
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