Bright Futures curriculum works within the framework of Te Whāriki He Whāriki Mātaurangamō ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa – the New Zealand early childhood curriculum.
Our Visiting Teachers visit your child in the Educarer’s home at least once a month. They will complete a formal record of your child’s progress and their interests. At this time, the Visiting Teachers guide and support the Educarer, making links to the principles and goals of Te Whāriki and upholding the principles of Te Tiriti o Waitangi. Learning observations will be used to show assessment, planning and evaluation that demonstrate an understanding of children’s learning, their interests, whānau and life contexts.
As well as these formal observations, your Educarer will keep a profile of exciting happenings, language development, their drawings, photographs and more which you can look at each day and record your own aspirations for your child. We encourage you to take the time to talk to your Educarer when you drop off or pick up your child. Keeping your Educarer informed of things that are going on e.g. a late night or the excitement of an upcoming birthday will help your Educarer understand and provide for your child‘s well-being.
Educarers and our Visiting Teachers are happy to talk to you about your child’s progress or any concerns you may have at any time.