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Otago University Childcare Association Mission Statement

Childcare Association Prams in front of Clocktower

Mission Statement

A Community of Excellence in Early Learning 

Ko te rau, ko ia te kite
(don’t sit back, have a go…..they who seek shall find.)

Guiding Principles

  • 'It's all about the children'
  • We will be guided by parents/whaanau in  decision making concerning their children
  • We embrace Te Tiriti o Waitangi and endeavour to implement bi-cultural policies and practices in our centres
  • We respect and celebrate the cultures of all our centre families
  • We seek to foster self-esteem, confidence and  a disposition to learn in each child
  • We recognise the varied abilities of each child
  • We create a warm, acccepting and welcoming atmosphere for children and adults
  • Ensure that our learning environment will attract and retain quality staff