Welcome to Early Learning Counties Manukau. We are a company that is owned by the Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association which has been providing quality education and environments for children since 1952, are 100% kiwi owned and operated and are not for profit.
Our Mission Statement-
Teachers, parents, whanau and community together providing the best learning opportunities for young children.
Our vision statement
To be the best not for profit early childhood provider, in partnership with parents, whanau and community – recognising children as the heart of all we do
Our strategic Goals are:
- Whanau and Community engagement
- Embrace change and continuous improvement
- Excellence and sustainable practeice
We employ fully qualified and registered teachers who are passionate about their work, who see relationships a key priority in working with children and their families to provide the best quality environments for them. We value children as individuals and believe should be treated as such. We value play as the foundation for learning for all children that attend our centres and our programmes are designed to encourage learning through exploration, problem solving, sharing and enquiry.
Te Whāriki underpins our curriculum alongside Parents/Whanau aspirations for their children. These are valued and we work in partnership to provide the best possible outcomes/experiences for individual children as we prepare them for their lifelong learning journey.
We acknowledge the dual heritage of Aotearoa New Zealand and the treaty of Waitangi (Te Tiriti o Waitangi) Incorporating Te Reo and Tikanga Māori as a living culture and language is integral to our programmes.