Early Years Curriculum

Early Years Aligned Resources

At MTA we are inspired by the experiences of children and educators in early childhood settings and have continued to evolve ways of extending and enriching children's development through play based learning resources from birth to 5 years and beyond.

Kids having fun at the park.

Te Whariki Strands

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Strand 1

Wellbeing - Mana atua

The health and wellbeing of the child are protected and nurtured.
Ko tenei te whakatipuranga o te tamaiti I roto I tona oranga nui, I runga hoki I tona mana motuhake, mana atuatanga.

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Strand 2

Belonging - Mana whenua

Children and their families feel a sense of belonging.
Ko te whakatipuranga tenei o te mana ki te whenua, te mana turangawaewae, me te mana toi whenua o te tangata.

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Smiling kids hugging at a park.

Strand 3

Contribution - Mana tangata

Opportunities for learning are equitable, and each child's contribution is valued.
Ko te whakatipuranga tenei o te kiritau tangata I roto I te mokopuna kia maia ia ki te manaaki, ki te tuku whakaaro ki te ao.

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Girls playing tug of war at park.

Strand 4

Communication - Mana reo

The languages and symbols of children's own and other cultures are promoted and protected.
Ko te whakatipuranga tenei o te reo. Ma roto I tenei ka tipu te mana tangata me te oranga nui.

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Toddler reading a book in bed.

Strand 5

Exploration - Mana aoturoa

The child learns through active exploration of the environment.
Ko te whakatipuranga katoa e pa ana ki te aoturoa me te taiao.

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Engaged kid playing with farm animal figurines at a park.

Developmental Milestones

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Birth - 4 months

Developmental Milestones

Learning resources for children's development for ages birth - 4 months.

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Smiling baby crawling on bed.

4-8 months

Developmental Milestones

Learning resources for children's development for ages 4 - 8 months.

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Smiling baby holding green woven basket over head.

8-12 months

Developmental Milestones

Learning resources for children's development for ages 8 - 12 months.

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Baby playing with balls and crawling at a park.

1-2 years

Developmental Milestones

Learning resources for children's development for ages 1 - 2 years.

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Toddler reading a book whilst lying down.

2-3 years

Developmental Milestones

Learning resources for children's development for ages 2 - 3 years.

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Smiling girl playing with a butterfly at a park.

3-5 years

Developmental Milestones

Learning resources for children's development for ages 3 - 5 years.

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Smiling girls having fun at a park.