We deliver a weekly 45-minute programme during the term to each participating Early Childhood Education service. Tōā’s programme is driven by Māori values. We seek to reinforce a deeper knowledge of the values through language and the use of engaging, innovative activities and resources. The programme is also designed to provide a starting point for all children to take pride in and celebrate their diverse backgrounds and cultures, as well as to support staff.
Our programme assists ECE services to implement in a meaningful way, Te Whāriki, the curriculum set by the Ministry of Education.
We work alongside services to grow the capability of staff and management so that they are empowered to implement the values and learning exemplars on a daily basis. Tōā can also assist with innovative resources to empower ECE services and whānau to further their own learning.
We are now in Auckland, Tāmaki Makaurau
Over August and September 2016 we delivered a pilot programme to a few selected Early Childhood Education centres in Auckland. We were supported by the Māori Language Commission, Te Taura Whiri i te Reo Māori to deliver this.