LBLC recognizes that early childhood is a crucial time in the development of children and we work with children and their families to ensure the best possible start in life. We believe that each child is on a unique journey and has come into the world eager to learn and into a family, whanau or aiga that have high hopes for them.
Our curriculum has been developed and influenced by the Te Whariki 2017-Early Childhood Curriculum, ensuring the children at our centre receive the highest quality education and become:
Our centre environment ensures:
At LBLC we provide the children opportunities to explore the world around them through play. The sensory and visual experiences we provide for our children help them to figure out math concepts or motivate them to visit the book corner to find out more about the bug or insect they have seen outside. At Little Buddies we support and encourage our children to develop a relationship with learning. In our imaginative, creative, positive, and respective environment children become confident to express themselves, develop their identity and confidence to lead their learning and make themselves heard. Our children are life long learners who are encouraged to make discoveries, explore and learn about the world and themselves. The real life learning experiences our children experience through excursions, farm animal visits, gardening, cultural celebrations etc extend their research and enquiry-based learning in each area. Through re telling an experience or story during mat times children develop a sense of self esteem and grow their self worth.
At LBLC all children are given the opportunity to develop knowledge and understanding of the cultural heritages of the partners to Te Tiriti o Waitangi | Treaty of Waitangi, through daily activities and interactions with the teachers. We support the cultural identity of all children through ensuring that the programmes and resources are sensitive and responsive to the different cultures and heritage among the families of our children attending the service. Through events and celebration of different cultures our children experience and learn about the diverse cultural backgrounds around them.