Te Ara Kōhungahunga | Early Childhood

Te Ara Kōhungahunga (Early Childhood) Te Kura offers a free, individualised programme for ākonga (learners) aged two to six years old.

Kaiako (teachers) work in partnership with you and your whānau to create individual programmes of learning for ākonga, using the New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki– He whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa, and our local curriculum Te Ara Pounamu. All our kaiako are trained and registered.

 Our whānau have really enjoyed being part of Te Kura's ECE programme with my daughter. Being able to get out into the great outdoors and still being able to fit in so much learning, reading and writing while being together as a whānau is awesome and wholesome .We can't wait for our younger children to jump on board with it too. We highly recommend it for any family.

Rapatini Whānau

Whakawhanaungatanga (Collaboration and Connection)

We are here to support and extend your ākonga interests and areas of inquiry. Through regular feedback and examples of learning between whānau, ākonga and kaiako, we are able to support ākonga learning, enhancing the effectiveness of the programme.

As well as delivery being online, ākonga may be sent additional resources to support their learning,interests and specific needs. Whānau and ākonga are also able to join our Te Kura library.

Events are also hosted throughout the country, offering ākonga an opportunity to meet with kaiako and other whānau on the programme./p>

Online Learning

Online learning resources are available through My Te Kura and Storypark, our interactive online learning environments. You’ll get an automated email to let you know when your tamariki has been enrolled.

You will be provided with access to these resources through a unique username and password.

Enrolment Criteria

Te Ara Kōhungahunga is available to tamariki between 2-6 years old who are New Zealand citizens or permanent residents, and meet one of the following criteria:

For more details click here.

To find out whether you or your child are eligible to study at Te Kura, read the Ministry of Education’s enrolment policy and our FAQ or talk to one of our advisors in the Student and Whānau Support team at 0800 65 99 88 (select option 1)

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Online Technology - Laptop and internet assistance

To support online learning:

Contact Us

Kaiako are contactable via phone 0800 659 988, ask to be put through to Te Ara Kōhungahunga - Early Childhood or Whānau Support.