Rising Stars Early Childhood Centres

Our Curriculum

The New Zealand Early Childhood Curriculum, Te Whāriki, is the basis of our Centre curriculum, and so all aspects of our teaching-learning practices are guided by its four broad principles namely: Empowerment; Holistic Development; Family and Community; and Relationships. 


We deliver a curriculum that empowers young children to be confident and competent learners. The framework for this curriculum is set out in Te Whariki. They are based on the principles, strands, goals and learning outcomes found In Te Whariki. Our teachers take into account the interests, strengths and needs of the individual child  and the aspirations of parents, whanau and community.

Te Whariki supports every child to be strong in his identity, language and culture.


Children learn a huge amount in the first years of their lives. Participating in quality early childhood education strengthens this early learning and lays a strong foundation for later success.