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Curriculum design in ECE

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How children learn: Principles to underpin curriculum design

Exploring the research behind how young children learn and how to use this knowledge to inform curriculum design.

Designing curriculum: Effective experiences and environments for early childhood education

Ideas to support the design of effective activities and environments for children in ECE settings.

What do I need to know to implement Te Whāriki 2017?

An overview of the key changes to the 2017 update of Te Whāriki and what they mean for practice.


Children’s voices in early childhood curriculum

Professor Marek Tesar (University of Auckland) and Dr Vicki Hargraves discuss the importance of incorporating children’s voices in to curriculum design and implementation in early childhood settings.

Authentically designing a curriculum aligned to local context

A discussion about the elements involved in setting up a local curriculum and look at ways to work with Te Whāriki (2017) to make this happen authentically


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Listening to children for child-centred practice

The key insights from our webinar with Marek Tesar exploring the vital role of children's voices in early childhood education.

Designing an authentic, local curriculum in ECE

Key lessons from Anne Meade and Meg Kwan on designing an authentic, local curriculum

More about Daisies Early Education and Care Centre

Dr Anne Meade and Meg Kwan answer additional questions about their work at Daisies Early Early Education and Care Centre.

The Daisies Way: Planning and offering a local curriculum

How Daisies Early Early Education and Care Centre thinks about designing local curriculum


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