Home-based teaching ’empowering’, says Hampden mother

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Kirsten Dixon, of Hampden, has two young children enrolled in Te Kura’s early childhood programme and believes home learning provides a great start for children.

To be eligible for the programme, formerly known as the Correspondence School, children have to live at least 6km from a licensed early childhood centre.

Mrs Dixon said her children used to attend Maheno Playcentre, but with increasing numbers of parents choosing to educate their children in town, the doors had shut for the time being.

By LINDA MCCARTHY

PHOTO: SUPPLIED – Hampden brothers, Alex (5) and Joshua (3) Dixon, learn about the life cycle of the apple tree as part of Te Kura’s early childhood programme.

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