Supporting wellbeing in early learning

Issue: Volume 99, Number 12

Posted: 4 August 2020
Reference #: 1HA9Rr

In the second of the Education Gazette’s video series on wellbeing, we visit Epuni Kindergarten in Lower Hutt to see how teachers are promoting emotional and social competence in early learning


Here is some further information about the resources referenced in this video.

He Māpuna te Tamaiti

He Māpuna te Tamaiti is a resource designed for kaiako in early learning settings. It promotes proactive, intentional approaches to supporting the development of children's social and emotional competence. The book comes with a set of cards for use in daily practice and during professional learning conversations.

To find out more, visit here(external link). To access the complete book click here(external link).  

To read about He Mapuna te Tamaiti in action at Hutt City Kindergarten Association, see this Gazette article(external link)

Te Whāriki

Te Whāriki is underpinned by a vision for children who are competent and confident learners and communicators, healthy in mind, body and spirit, secure in their sense of belonging and in the knowledge that they make a valued contribution to society.

Te Whāriki is supported by a portal on the Te Kete Ipurangi (TKI) website(external link). This website has been designed to provide implementation guidance, practice examples and resources and will be expanded and developed over time. 

Find out more about Te Whāriki(external link).

The Incredible Years Teacher programme

The Incredible Years Teacher programme provides teachers with approaches to help turn disruptive behaviour around and create a more positive learning environment for their students. The programme is for teachers of children aged 3–8 years.

Find out more about the Incredible Years Teacher programme(external link).

BY Education Gazette editors
Education Gazette | Tukutuku Kōrero,

Posted: 12:26 pm, 4 August 2020

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