Circle of Security Classroom Approach:

Nurturing Stronger Connections in Early Childhood Education

As a kaiako, you understand the impact that a supportive and nurturing environment has on tamariki growth and well-being. Circle of Security Classroom Approach is a programme dedicated to enhancing your skills and fostering meaningful relationships between kaiako, tamariki, and their whānau.

About the Programme: 

The Circle of Security Classroom Approach is an engaging programme that equips kaiako with essential insights and practical strategies to create secure and loving relationships between tamariki and their caregivers. 

This research-based programme draws from attachment theory and emphasises the importance of emotional connection in shaping a child’s development.

Reflective-Based Learning: 

Central to this approach is the power of reflection. I recognise that deep learning occurs when we engage in thoughtful introspection. This programme encourages you to reflect on your teaching practice so you can develop your understanding of attachment theory, emotional cues, and communication dynamics. Through reflective conversations, you’ll gain a new lens through which to perceive and support the needs of tamariki, allowing you to build stronger bonds and a more inclusive learning environment.

Interactive Video Modules: 

Thoughtfully designed video modules modules provide valuable insights into recognising emotional cues and applying effective communication techniques. By observing these interactions, you’ll refine your ability to address the needs of tamariki sensitively and empower their caregivers to do the same.

Programme Highlights:

  • 7 weekly sessions of 1.5 hours each (10.5 hours of training in total)
  • Develop a deeper understanding of attachment theory and its real-world implications for emotional development.
  • Acquire effective communication strategies that facilitate open dialogue between kaiako, tamariki, and whānau.
  • Recognise and respond to emotional cues, cultivating a sense of trust and security in your educational relationships.
  • Utilise reflective conversations to refine your teaching approach and create a more inclusive and empathetic learning environment.
  • Enrich your teaching practice with invaluable skills and insights.

COST: $300

PLEASE NOTE: If you are a member of ECE Learning Unlimited you are entitled to 10% off the programmes cost!

Feedback from kaiako:

“Thank you Alex for delivering such a rewarding programme. The knowledge and skills I have learnt during these past 7 weeks has been invaluable! and I know I will be sharing what I have learnt with my coworkers and implementing the circle into my daily teaching practice for years to come! I will be recommending your programme to whanau and teachers from my Preschool.”
“I have been a parent and ECE Teacher for over 30 years. I attended the COS course for Kaiako with Alex and was blown away by the new knowledge, understanding, empathy and strategies I gained in just a few weeks. I started applying my new knowledge immediately and noticed significant positive shifts in the children I applied this to. COS took a lot of the guess work out of children’s behaviour and how I could best respond and it deepened my connection with them. I highly recommend this course to all kaiako and parents!”

To enhance your experience, each intake will include a dedicated Professional Learning Group hosted on Kebudel. This group will serve as a structured space, fostering collaborative and professional development opportunities for all participants

Enrolments for Term 3 2024 are now OPEN