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Teacher Spotlight: Paloma Reyes-Poliko, Bear Park Mt Eden

teacher spotlight

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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Working together as a community of learners

Working together

Working together as a community of learners. Bear Park recently invited parents into our centre to experience and gain a deeper understanding of our current investigation: “Nurturing our Ecological Future”.  This was an opportunity for parents to explore their child’s learning environment, to deepen their involvement and interest in their child’s work, and to provide a …
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Matariki: Celebrating the Māori New Year


“The image of the child in Reggio Emilia is one that places the child within the context of history—both personal, lived history, and the heritage of one’s culture and society.” —Loris Malaguzzi Building an awareness of our bicultural reality encourages our tamariki to explore and see the world from multiple lenses. Over the past month, …
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Creativity inspired by our sustainable journey

sustainable journey

Creativity inspired by our sustainable journey At Bear Park, we are proud to be working alongside the next generation as kaitaki (guardians) of our nurturing, inspiring, and beautiful natural surroundings. Part of taking on this responsibility has meant that we have become more aware of the waste that we—as humans—create and then discard. Therefore, we …
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An interconnected system of relationships – perspectives from Tiziana Filippini, Reggio Pedagogista

Interconnected system of relationships

How does the notion of relationships play into the pedagogy of the Reggio Approach to engage with educators, children, families and the community? In a recent professional development opportunity, Bear Park teachers and other Reggio educators nationwide engaged in a three-day seminar with Tiziana Filippini—respected Reggio Children Pedagogista who collaborates in Italy and worldwide with …
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Qualified Infant/Toddler Teachers Openings!

Remuera Fantail

Qualified Infant/Toddler Teacher Openings! Bear Park is family owned, running premium Reggio-inspired centres across Auckland for 33 years. Our early learning centres have beautiful facilities and are very well resourced. We have multiple openings for Qualified Infant/Toddler Teachers to join our dedicated team, whose practice is reflective of the values and principles of the Reggio Emilia …
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The Environment as the Third Teacher

Environment as the Third Teacher

The Reggio Emilia philosophy views the environment as the third teacher, a space for providing numerous opportunities for children to explore, experiment, develop their ideas, and test their theories. It should encourage collaboration and communication, exploration and discovery, inspiration and intrigue, and be a place for research. Well thought out aesthetically rich environments readily engage …
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