Regular excursions are part of the Educare Program for both under twos and the Kindergarten children. We believe it is important for physical, social and cognitive development as excursions expose children to new experiences that they would not necessarily get being within the centre full time. The more experiences a child is exposed to means more knowledge about themselves and the wider world.
Our Kindergarten children, weather permitting, go on a walk to the Flaxmere Library every Thursday. This is a chance for them to participate in a group time with other children from the community organised by the Libraian. It is also a way for us to support the Flaxmere Library and ensure this important community resource continues. The kindergarten children are in the process of starting another weekly excursion to Te Aranga-O-Heretaunga Marae community gardens on a Monday, six of our children each week will head on down in the van and help out at the gardens, giving them a chance to learn about the environment, sustainability and recycling. We also participate in other exciting excursions throughout the year which we base around the childrens interests at the time. So far this year off memory we have been to the Hastings firestation, Napier Aquarium, Napier Municiple theature to see a stage show among other small trips.
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