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Table 1 Alignment between Te Whariki and Growing Up in New Zealand design

From: Policy translation for early childhood education and care: the Growing Up in New Zealand approach

Te Whāriki Strands (with their indigenous Māori language interpretation) Growing Up in New Zealand domains
Well-beingMana Atua Health and well-being
Psychosocial and cognitive development
The health and well-being of the child are protected and nurtured
BelongingMana Whenua Family and Whanau
Neighbourhood and environment
Culture and identity
Psychosocial and cognitive development
Children and their families feel a sense of belonging
ContributionMana Tangata Education
Culture and identity
Opportunities for learning are equitable, and each child’s contribution is valued
CommunicationMana Reo Education
Psychosocial and cognitive development
Culture and identity
The languages and symbols of their own and other cultures are promoted and protected
ExplorationMana Aoturoa Education
Psychosocial and cognitive development
The child learns through active exploration of the environment
Te Whariki levels of learning Growing Up in New Zealand context of development
Level 1 Child’s linguistic, cognitive, physical and emotional development
The learner engaged with the learning environment
Level 2 Contexts of family/whanau, neighbourhood, early childhood education setting, culture and the relationships between them
The immediate learning environments and relationships between them
Level 3 Parents’ characteristics, learning backgrounds, support networks, relationships with partner and family
The adults’ environment as it influences their capacity to care and educate
Level 4 Parents’ knowledge of and access to services and benefits that are relevant to the child, including early childhood education
The nation’s beliefs and values about children and early childhood care and education