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Positive pathways: ECE within Communities of Learning

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?

Home-based early-childhood educator Oak Tree shuts down for failing to educate

Government officials have shut down a home-based early childhood education business after it repeatedly breached regulations - including failing to fulfil the "education" part of its mandate.

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.

Inside Israel and Daisy Dagg’s new Christchurch Co Kids daycare centre

All Blacks star Israel Dagg and wife Daisy will be hearing the pitter-patter of feet other than their baby's after the childcare centre they co-own opened in central Christchurch.

Northland’s first kindergarten social worker begins two-year pilot role

A social worker is working in five Northland kindergartens as a way to provide early interventions for vulnerable children.

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.

iPads: do they have a place in ECE?

The debate continues on the use of ICT in early childhood education. JUDE BARBACK looks at the New Zealand stance.

Watch NZH Local Focus: Whanganui early learning service’s costs to rise

Everyone working with children needs to undergo a police check - a service which is no longer free.

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.

Technology in early childhood education

FILIPE PRIETO shares his experience and findings on how technology can be used to great effect in early childhood education (ECE) settings.
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