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.
Much media attention has been devoted to concerns about the quality of some early childhood education (ECE) services, and this year’s begun with the spotlight on the inadequate supply of teachers – including ECE teachers.
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.
The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says teacher shortages are not just a school issue, and it’s not just an Auckland problem.
Early Childhood United Aotearoa (ECUA) argues that increased funding for early childhood education (ECE) needs to come with a commitment to teachers.
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.
Early childhood education (ECE) plays an important role in a child’s learning journey. Yet the parameters for Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako (CoL) set out by the Ministry of Education did not initially include ECE services. Many now do - but what’s in it for them?
Early Childhood Council chief executive Peter Reynolds responds to Susan Bates article on group size in early childhood education settings.