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Celebrating Learning Stories Conference 2017

Session Two: 12.30-2.00pm

Presenter: Central Kids Laughton Kindergarten team

Workshop 16: Intergenerational Learning: Our journey of discovery

The Laughton Kindergarten team invite you to share our ongoing journey; to strengthen and build authentic relationships with our local retirement village - St Johns Wood.   We will celebrate the benefits of an Intergenerational programme for our children, ‘grandfriends’ and whanau.  Our workshop will be interactive, with opportunities to hear how we foster ongoing partnerships, and what we have learnt from the perspectives of the Teachers, Children, St Johns Wood staff, Whanau helpers and our Grandfriends.  We will share our learning story documentation and provide plenty of opportunities to ask questions.  This workshop will suit those Early Learning Centres who are considering providing a similar Intergenerational programme.


Personal bio

At Central Kids Laughton Kindergarten we provide a child initiated, play based programme where tamariki are encouraged and supported to be the drivers of their own learning.  A strong sense of whanaungatanga/whanau-community underpins our environment and supports the development of authentic relationships amongst ākonga/all learners at Laughton Kindergarten.  Our teaching team consists of 4 experienced Teachers and 1 Teacher aide.  We are a full day centre, located in central Taupo, currently with 40 children (over 3 years old) attending.

Learning Story examples from Laughton Kindergarten:

Building a friendship

Birdhouse connections