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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.

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.

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.

Girls have 20 per cent more words than boys by age two

Girls know almost 20 per cent more words than boys by the age of 2, a new study has found.

Manifesto for early childhood education published

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) has today published an ‘Election Manifesto’ providing a guide for early childhood teachers and parents to the main issues facing early childhood education (ECE).

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.
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