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Opinion: ECE in New Zealand and what we could be doing differently

How we value our early childhood teachers, and ECE services, directly feeds into the quality learning outcomes for our country’s pre-school-aged children.

Response: Peter Reynolds on ECE wage rates

Early Childhood Council chief executive PETER REYNOLDS responds to ECUA's article about early childhood educators' wage rates.

Response: Peter Reynolds – quality ECE does not mean regulating group size

Early Childhood Council chief executive Peter Reynolds responds to Susan Bates article on group size in early childhood education settings.

Opinion: Susan Bates – group size matters in ECE

Early childhood education advocate SUSAN BATES argues that group size in early childhood education settings has an impact on children's development.

Opinion: ECUA – fairer funding needed for early childhood education

Early Childhood United Aotearoa (ECUA) argues that increased funding for early childhood education (ECE) needs to come with a commitment to teachers.

Potential Warriors owner caught up in legal dispute over daycare

An Auckland businessman reportedly bidding on the New Zealand Warriors has been caught up in a legal battle over a daycare centre he co-owns.

Parents’ revolt forces kindergarten backdown

A parents' revolt has forced the Auckland Kindergarten Association to back down over proposed changes to hours and holidays.

Kindy kids will miss out under special education reform

Clare Wells, Chief Executive New Zealand Kindergartens says channelling learning support services through communities of learning will mean many of our youngest learners will miss out.

Special education reform rolled out to CoLs

The Ministry of Education is rolling out a major special education reform to Communities of Learning around New Zealand, but critics say easier access to learning support services needs to be made available to all schools, not just those in Communities of Learning.

Why this childcare centre gets kids to sleep outside

A childcare centre in Perth has adopted an "outdoor sleeping policy" after it found that children who slept outside were less likely to get sick.
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