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Some early childhood centres close while others grow

Early childcare rolls have taken a nosedive in Rotorua which has forced some centres to close their doors, new figures show.

ECE sector has high hopes for new government – ECNZ

The formation of a new coalition government today is welcomed by Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ).

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.

“That’s women’s work”: Challenging gender stereotypes through tertiary education

The way tertiary education organisations package, promote and deliver their courses can help challenge long-held societal perceptions about certain vocations. By JUDE BARBACK.

Teachers seek changes to expert funding to help needy kids

Primary and early childhood teachers have asked the Government to let them divert money away from expert teachers to provide extra support for needy kids.

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).
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