Ruahine Kindergartens

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Kids lap up fresh-food message
Kids lap up fresh-food message - Awapuni Kindergarten

The long-term benefits of proper nutrition and its direct link to the development of young minds and bodies are well known. While recent publicity around poverty, empty family fridges and limited school lunches, has highlighted a need, there’s been minimal discussion on the effects at the early childhood age.

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Kindy's drive-in a hit with families
Kindy's drive-in a hit with families - Hokowhitu Kindergarten

A group of Palmerston North preschoolers converted cardboard boxes into cars for an evening of movie magic. Hokowhitu Kindergarten children enjoyed a drive-in movie night this week, where the early childhood centre hosted a screening of The Gruffalo. The children converted apple and banana boxes, donated by supermarkets, into cars.

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Early childhood education in rural regions to take a hit
Early childhood education in rural regions to take a hit

Hunterville Mobile Kindergarten is closing its service at the end of Term One, leaving families in remote areas requiring alternative early childhood education solutions for their young children.

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Sustainable garden growing young minds
Sustainable garden growing young minds - Awapuni Kindergarten

Awapuni Kindergarten’s newly established sustainable garden was blessed on Friday 17 May, highlighting the journey of the kindergarten’s children, teachers and whanau’s learning, as well as honouring the historical name of Te Kakano, gifted to the kindergarten many years ago.

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Breaking the gender barrier in childcare
Breaking the gender barrier in childcare

On a scale of All Black to astronaut, "kindergarten teacher" is unlikely to make the cut on most Kiwi boys' dream career wishlists. In New Zealand, early childhood education is traditionally a female-dominated sector where men make up just 2 per cent of the workforce, according to Child Forum.

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