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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 – 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.

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.

Trained overseas teachers and skilled migrants key to early childhood teacher shortages

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) says teacher shortages are not just a school issue, and it’s not just an Auckland problem.

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.

Opinion: Kathy Wolfe – it’s time to make every child matter!

Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) Kathy Wolfe is calling on political parties to address key policies involving early childhood education.

Kiwi kids’ vocab gaps a concern

A new study published in the Journal of Child Language looked at the language skills of more than 6000 New Zealand two-year-olds and found some concerning gaps.

Early childhood teacher sentenced for smacking, force-feeding children

Early childhood education teacher Lynn Abraham has been sentenced to five months' home detention for smacking and force-feeding children in her care

ECC welcomes changes to school funding system

The Early Childhood Council (ECC) welcomes the Government’s planned changes to the decile funding system affecting schools, early learning services and kohanga reo.

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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