Kiddz are committed to creating high quality, dynamic, educational experiences for children, families and educators. We are a socio-cultural service, inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach to Early Childhood Education which has attracted the worldwide attention of educators, researchers and just about anyone interested in ECE best practices. Today the Reggio Emilia approach has been adapted in New Zealand, USA, UK, Australia and many other countries.
We use a model of inquiry learning in which we follow the children’s passions, interests and strengths to engage them in deeper thinking, understanding and questioning the world around them.
It is our fundamental belief that children learn best when they learn at their own pace and in their own way, through relationships with people, places, things and time.
At Kiddz we integrate all areas of the curriculum through short-term explorations and long-term inquiry. Children are viewed as leaders in their learning journey and are encouraged to work in collaboration with their peers to co-construct new ideas and theories. The role of our visiting teachers and educators is to extend and deepen children’s ideas and theories. Through careful observation, watching and listening to our children, thoughtful questions and deep reflections evolve. Our educators/teachers work in partnership with our children to wonder, discover and contribute.
We want our children to be passionate about learning, to question, to think deeply, to come up with theories and ideas. We want our children to keep that sense of wonder.Contact Kiddz