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Gardening in Early Childhood Centres

The curriculum for the early childhood education in New Zealand takes a wholistic approach to the care and education  of babies and young children.  It encompasses four principles Empowerment or Whakamana; Holistic Development or Kotahitanga; Family and Community or Whānau Tangata and Relationships or Ngā Hononga. Many early childhood centres already incorporate some gardening activities […]

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School Breakfast Clubs

A number of New Zealand schools serving “low decile” (low socio-economic) areas have breakfast clubs which supply breakfasts for at least some of the children at the school one or more days each week.  There are a number of organisations that provide food for breakfast clubs, including the following:   Kick Start Breakfast Programme http://kickstartbreakfast.co.nz/ […]

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School Gardens

Many schools have already established gardens, recognising the opportunities that gardening provides to foster children’s social and physical development and an interest in healthy eating. Gardening is a practical activity that most children enjoy; it provides an opportunity for very active children to use their energy productively and links into many curriculum areas such as […]

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