Ready for school – first-class early learning for Dunedin preschool children
We believe every child deserves the best possible start. That is why Little Citizens Early Learning Centre provides a total package of quality education and childcare to make sure every child has the skills and knowledge they need for school and beyond. We foster children’s learning skills, independence and development in an environment that is spacious, fun and challenging, and encourages exploration, play and participation.
a detailed curriculum delivered by qualified and experienced teachers
a checklist of developmental milestones
quality (the Education Review Office regularly reviews the centre and we meet or exceed all the Ministry of Education regulations)
a Science and Technology Centre
one of the biggest outdoor play areas in town, plus large indoor areas that are warm and dry all year round
Little Citizens uses developmental milestones to support children as they get ready for school. Little Citizens’ caring early childhood teachers work closely with parents and guardians to make sure every child has the individual support and encouragement they need.
The Education Review Office reviews the centre on a regular basis. A report on the most recent review is available by clicking the link below.
“The concept of whānaungatanga is strongly visible at all levels of the centre and influences policy and practice. Children and their whānau have a strong sense of belonging”.
“The centre philosophy, and long and short-term planning are cohesive, with a strong focus on positive outcomes for children. Children with diverse learning and behaviour needs are very well supported”.
“Infants benefit from the nurturing, respectful and responsive relationships they have with their teachers. They play and learn in a small-group setting where their individual needs are met and home routines are closely followed. Teachers use the early childhood curriculum and children’s developmental milestones as guides for their care and programme planning.”