Awareness days/weeks to celebrate in ECE

This page informs early learning providers of occasions that can be fun to celebrate with children. These occasions might also be used as learning experiences.

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Inform

 

  • All Early Learning Services 
  • Service Managers 
  • Educators, Teachers and Kaiako
  • Parents, Caregivers and Whānau

This guidance informs early learning providers of occasions that they may choose to recognise with their children and whānau.

Celebrating awareness days supports the 'belonging strand' of Te Whāriki. It supports two goals:

  • Goal 1: Children and their families experience an environment where they can affirm and extend connecting links with the family and the wider world.
  • Goal 3: Children and their families experience an environment where they feel comfortable with the routines, customs and regular events.
Awareness Days Calendar
January
  • Chinese New Year
    Saturday 25 January 2020
    Check for celebrations in your area
February 

 

March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

 

These are suggestions only, you can always reach out to your families and whānau to find out what other days might be good to celebrate.

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