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A curriculum for all, not just some (Online Workshop)

Aotearoa New Zealand's early childhood curriculum Te Whāriki sets out a strong inclusive framework for the practice of early childhood kaiako. Amongst the expectations set out therein is that disabled tamariki, as for all tamariki, have the opportunity of enjoying a meaningful, equitable and inclusive early childhood education that centres their rights, affirms and enhances their mana, and prioritises power sharing relationships with whānau. However, actualising Te Whāriki's inclusive intent can be a struggle for many early childhood kaiako without real-life examples of disability, rights and inclusion to work through and reflect on.

In this workshop, using a variety of examples drawn from research in everyday early childhood settings, we'll go deep with strategies early childhood kaiako might call on to confidently expand and transform their kete of inclusive pedagogies so that disabled tamariki and their whānau are able to actively participate within our early childhood communities, as is their right.

About Dr Kate McAnelly

Dr Kate McAnelly is a kaiako me kairangahau kōhungahunga (early childhood teacher researcher) based in Ōtepoti Dunedin. She combines continuing to teach in early childhood alongside researching and developing her own education consultancy, Tūranga mō ngā Mokopuna, which is focused on strengthening the inclusive practice of early childhood kaiako.


  • Online teacher workshops are not recorded, but presentation slides will be made available to registrants
  • Each workshop costs: $65+GST (ECC members), $95+GST (non members)
  • Any cancellations made more than 24 hours in advance of the workshop will incur a 10% administration fee. Any cancellations made within 24 hours of the workshop will not be eligible for a refund.
  • We will endeavour to provide as much advance notice of a change as is possible, but we cannot accept responsibility for staff time or backfilling positions

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