- Re-look at lay the groundwork. How could you strengthen learning for all children?
- Continue to notice & recognise the progress of individual children.
- Keep adjusting how you respond to children’s progress based on what you notice.
Whanaungatanga is about developing respectful, reciprocal kinship-type relationships including caring for others' wellbeing. Manaakitanga is integral to whanaungatanga and includes aroha, respect, generosity, and care for others.
Connected relationships and caring for others refer to children’s ability to connect with family, friends, familiar and unfamiliar people in responsive and respectful ways, including engaging in social interactions that are reciprocal and uphold the mana of each person.
Knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with connected relationships and caring for others are woven through all strands of 'Te Whāriki', helping kaiako respond to children with consistent guidance, encouragement and support.
The ways that children understand and form relationships and how they care for others is intricately linked to their identity, language and culture. Connections to past, present, and future are integral to a Māori perspective on relationships.