Educare Centre - Masterton
The centres programme is developed in consultation with parents and children and is strongly based on children’s individual needs and interests. Teachers use observations to document children’s interests, strengths and learning which are shared with parents and whānau.
Throughout the day children can choose from a range of learning experiences in a carefully prepared environment. Teachers and children interact in responsive reciprocal ways to support learning experiences that are meaningful to all. Teachers effectively use a range of teaching practices that encourage children to develop working theories.
Transition to school is supported through ongoing relationships with local primary schools.
ERO – Education Review Office
The Education Review Office visited in 2018 and found the centre is well placed to promote positive learning outcomes for children. Teachers are responsive, encouraging and support children's engagement in learning experiences. Children confidently and actively particpate in rich learning opportunities which increase their understanding of reading, writing and mathematics and are successfully included in programmes in meaningful ways. Te reo me nga tikanga Maori are intergrated throughout the programme. Children with special learning needs take part in an inclusive programme and teachers support children's seamless transition to school. Teachers are very reflective and collaborative. Internal evaluation guides improvement and sustains best practice.
A full copy of the report can be found at www.ero.govt.nz