He Māpuna te Tamaiti: Supporting Social and Emotional Competence in Early Learning

This workshop explores the He Māpuna te Tamaiti resource, highlighting the main themes of children's social and emotional development, intentional teaching, and positively reframing behaviour.

Time: 9:30am - 11:30am

Date: Friday 22 March 2024

Format: Online workshop, no recording available

More information

Research indicates that early childhood years are critical in fostering the development of social and emotional competencies in children. During these formative years, children are not only absorbing cognitive skills but are also actively navigating the intricacies of social interactions and emotional experiences. The early childhood environment, including whānau, caregivers, and early education settings, significantly influences the acquisition of social and emotional competencies. This workshop explores the He Māpuna te Tamaiti resource, highlighting the main themes of children's social and emotional development, intentional teaching, and positively reframing behaviour.  

This workshop will: 

  • explore social and emotional learning strategies within He Māpuna te Tamaiti
  • unpack the positive reframing of behaviour
  • investigate the kaiako role in supporting social and emotional learning
  • demonstrate the use of He Māpuna te Tamaiti in your daily practice, drawing on the self-assessment tool and the intentional teaching practice cards.

Together, let's enhance a better understanding of the social-emotional needs of our youngest learners to foster resilient, empathetic tamariki ready to navigate the complexities of life with confidence and compassion.

Facilitator: Julie Houghton-Katipa

This workshop will not be recorded, but all registrants will receive a copy of the presentation slides.

About the presenter

Julie Houghton-Katipa

Julie Houghton-Katipa is a Lecturer in the Institute of Education at Massey University and teaches in the Specialist Teaching Post-Graduate Programme. Her background is in early childhood education and learning support. Her work involves teaching and researching topics such as Early Childhood, Early Intervention, and Learning Support.

Before joining Massey, she worked as a National Specialist Lead at the Ministry of Education, which included leading exciting projects such as He Māpuna te Tamaiti. Julie's PhD research focuses on children's social and emotional development and supporting bicultural practices.

Registration information

  • $70 for ECC Members
  • $140 for 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.


Use this form to register online for the workshop, or alternatively you can book directly on the Humanitix event page. ECC members can find their discount code in the member portal.