- 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.
Kare-ā-roto includes emotions, feelings, and inner thoughts. Emotions are expressed and grounded in many different cultural ways of being. Wairuatanga can be translated as spirituality, expressed in many ways. For Māori, wairuatanga connects to everything we do.
Emotional awareness, regulation and spiritual connectedness focus on children’s growing awareness, understanding and connection to their inner-selves and their wider social and spiritual worlds.
Knowledge, skills, and attitudes associated with emotional awareness, regulation and spiritual connectedness are woven through all strands of 'Te Whāriki', prompting kaiako to respond to children with consistent guidance, encouragement and support.
Te Tiriti o Waitangi, Kotahitanga | Holistic development and identity, language and culture impact on the way in which kaiako understand and inclusively support emotional awareness, regulation and spiritual connectedness within early learning.