Establishing a certificated puna kōhungahunga (Māori language playgroup)
"Te piko o te māhuri Tera te tipu o te rakau - The bow in the branch is indicative of how the tree will grow."
'Establishing a Certificated Puna Kōhungahunga' is a guide for whānau who want to set up a puna kōhungahunga.
Ministry of Education staff are available to work with whānau to set up a puna kōhungahunga and to get certification. Their focus is on quality early childhood education programmes for children.
If you are interested in setting up a certificated puna kōhungahunga contact your local Ministry of Education office.
Māori language glossary
Māori language early childhood centres which come under the umbrella of Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust.
Parent or father.
Residential area located around or in close proximity to the marae.
Indigenous people of the land.
Te reo Māori
The Māori language.