He pūhoutanga kōhunga
At both centres we provide programmes that encourage language development and offer a place of support for parents and families; a caring and welcoming learning environment and time to form relationships, support each other and identify the resources to meet specific needs.
Both facilities follow the Te Whāriki Curriculum with an emphasis on communication development. We provide a language-rich environment, offering a bilingual/bicultural approach in which NZSL, English and Te Reo Māori are respected and valued.
Here, your child’s strengths, interests and needs are combined with a strong focus on developing communication skills using New Zealand Sign Language (NZSL) and/or English.
Christchurch Early Years Whānau Centre
The EYWC in Christchurch runs a number of different group sessions for both children and their families to attend together. Here it’s about learning and finding support in each other.
Preschool Residential Courses
The needs of pre-schoolers and their whānau are assessed at our Early Years Whānau Centre. It's also a chance for families to meet and find support.
Siblings of a deaf child may be concurrently enrolled with us, or CODA (Children of Deaf Adults). Auckland enrolments may also include hearing children of families who are connected through the Deaf community and hearing children from the local community.