Why we chose Bear Park for our child

Bear Park centres have always advocated for all children to a childhood that nurtures their confidence and abilities to become capable individuals empowered to their full potential. We continue to be inspired by the Reggio Emilia approach and our philosophy remains grounded in our four main principles of whakama/empowerment, kotihitanga/holistic development, whanau tangata/family and community, […]

Investigative learning – a treasured opportunity for small group collaboration

Bear Park is greatly inspired by the philosophy of Reggio Emilia and there are certain routines and rituals of the day that are highly valued and important to us. Examples of such include the ‘hundred languages’ and small group investigative learning, which we consistently embrace and integrate into the classroom’s daily routine. During the morning […]