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Creating learning spaces

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“It has been said that the environment should act as a kind of aquarium which reflects the ideas, attitudes and lifestyle of the people who live in it.” —Loris Malaguzzi At Bear Park, we create learning spaces of wonder and curiosity that invite children to explore, discover, and engage with rich materials, including natural and …
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Why Bear Park teachers do what we do

The early years of life are critical in child development. During this time, personalities are being formed and attitudes toward learning are solidified. In these early years, children are learning about how they feel about themselves and others; they are quickly adapting skills and knowledge about their world. Children are filled with great wonder and …
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Fostering learning in our under two’s room through the ‘hundred languages’

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Inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach, we place high value on children’s communication, learning, and self-expression through their hundred languages. Loris Malaguzzi (the founder of the Reggio Approach) describes the hundred languages as “infinite ways that children can express, explore, and connect their thoughts, feelings and imaginings”. Within the Fantail room (ages 1-2 years) at …
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Exploring the wilderness as the outdoor classroom

Outdoor classroom

Our tamariki have recently embarked on a new investigation to form rich connections with our community: “In connecting with our bi-cultural identity, we enrich our ecological and sustainable journey.” During this investigation, we took opportunities to form connections and develop relationships with our natural world and its special treasures in the outdoor classroom. To further …
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Teacher Spotlight: Paloma Reyes-Poliko, Bear Park Mt Eden

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This month, Bear Park features Paloma Reyes-Poliko, one of our dedicated teachers from our Mt Eden Centre. Paloma is committed to empowering young minds to be curious and learn through creative expression. She spares a few moments this month to discuss her experience as a Bear Park teacher for this our July teacher spotlight. Choosing …
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