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Sun Smart preschoolers
Sun Smart preschoolers - Riverdale Kindergarten

Palmerston North has some sunsmart preschoolers keen to spray on sunscreen to keep burn at bay. Children at Riverdale Kindergarten are clued up on how to keep sun-safe during the summer months. The centre has a sunscreen sign-off sheet that has to be ticked at least twice a day to mark when the children have put on block, and a hat must be worn before they can go outside.

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Kids lap up fresh-food message
Kids lap up fresh-food message

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’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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