Swings + Roundabouts Winter 2022

For information and bookings visit www.ecc.org.nz/events LIMITED SPACES $99 exclusive price for members. $199 for non-members. Health and Safety in ECE August 22nd Effective Marketing for ECE Centres September 26th Financial Management for ECE Centres July 25th Governance for ECE Centre Boards December 5th Effective Staff Management: Part 1 October 17th Effective Staff Management: Part 2 October 25th Presented by Sue Kurtovich, ECC Life Member and ECE Management Consultant CENTRE MANAGER ONLINE WORKSHOPS Some key points for leadership from Te Whāriki Online include: ● identifying how transitions are understood in this setting ● implementing transition practices that are culturally responsive ● ensuring the principles of the Treaty of Waitangi are reflected when supporting Māori whānau with their child’s transitions ● taking a holistic approach that includes children and whānau and considers the different dimensions of the child’s experience ● viewing kaiako and teachers in early learning and school/kura contexts as equal partners and supporting them to work together ● fostering knowledge of Te Whāriki, The New Zealand Curriculum, and Te Marautanga o Aotearoa in both sectors ● understanding that building effective relationships takes time and persistence. When talking to tamariki about their upcoming transition to school remember to remain positive. Often schools offer early learning References ERO. (2015). Continuity of learning: transitions from early childhood services to schools. https://ero. govt.nz/our-research/continuityof-learning-transitions-from-earlychildhood-services-to-schools Rogoff, B. (1997). Evaluating development in the process of participation; theory, methods and practice building on each other. In E. Amsel & K. A. Renninger (Eds), Change and development: issues of theory, method and application (pp. 265–285). Mahwah, New Jersey: Erlbaum. MoE. (2017). Te Whāriki. He Whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa: Early Childhood Curriculum. MoE. Te Whāriki Online: Pathways and transitions. https://tewhariki.tki. org.nz/en/teaching-strategies-andresources/wellbeing/pathways-andtransitions/ Nicolson., S. (2019). Identifying and supporting children through life changes. He Kupu. The Word, 6(1), 11-14. Retrieved from: https://www. hekupu.ac.nz/transitions-and-lifechanges-children services photo books about their school that can be read throughout the day. This allows for deepening familiarity and is an opportunity to talk about what is different and what is similar between their early learning centre and school, and for tamariki to take pride in sharing about the school they are going to attend. It’s also important to remember to acknowledge and help tamariki express their feelings and emotions about the change (Nicolson, 2019). Transitions offer both challenges and opportunities for a child but is a natural step in their lifelong learning journey. Te manu e kai ana i te miro, nōna te ngahere; te manu e kai ana i te mātauranga nōna te ao. The bird who partakes of the miro berry owns the forest; the bird who partakes of education owns the world. (Te Whāriki, 2017, p. 51). June 2022 { 35 }