We are starting A tiny revolution
At Happi we believe there's a better way for our children, their teachers and whanau to experience early childhood education. A more ethical way. A more transparent way. A more equitable way. And we’re putting children, the most precious of beings, in the centre of everything we do.
We’re not a large corporate but a group of Kiwi Mums who got together by asking the same question, “Where is the Government’s investment into our tamariki going?” And whether you agree that this investment is the right amount or not, most kids and their teachers aren’t seeing enough of it.
We believe that funding for early childhood education should be honest and transparent. And we feel really strongly that the money shouldn’t be used for private childcare companies to give a good return to their shareholders. Shouldn’t this money be used to enrich the educational opportunities for our kids?
There’s a better way to do this. Let’s put our tamariki at the heart of our decision making. Let’s empower our teachers to define their own learning philosophies, and let’s support them more. Let’s involve parents in our children’s learning experiences. Let’s build empowered communities that value our kids, their teachers and whanau. Happi communities.
We all know that the first three years in a child’s life are the most critical. The quality of early childhood experiences can make or break a child’s educational outcomes later in life. We simply can’t afford to get this wrong. Every New Zealand child is entitled to this opportunity.
We are proud to be carving out a new future for early childhood education in New Zealand, and we reckon you should be part of the journey too.