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Friday, February 23, 2018

Chief science adviser Sir Peter Gluckman says the way to reduce teen suicide starts...

New Zealand's "she'll be right" attitude could be a major cause of our shocking youth suicide stats, says the Prime Minister's chief science adviser.

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.

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

Opinion: Susan Bates – our kids are not getting enough space in childcare

Early childhood education gives children wonderful opportunities to learn and grow, but too many of our children, and their teachers, are spending long days in crowded, noisy, chaotic and even claustrophobic environments that don't give them the chance to thrive.

Male early childhood teachers almost quadruple – but lobbyists point to continued ‘sexism’

Male teachers in New Zealand preschools have almost quadrupled in nine years, but lobbyists want more support to overcome persistent 'sexism' in the sector.

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.

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.

Labour promises $200m more for early childhood education, more qualified teachers

At least 80 per cent of teachers at early childhood centres will have to be qualified if Labour is in Government.

Labour: Parents need more govt support for Early Childhood Education

Labour says the Gov't should be giving parents more support for Early Childhood Education. (Getty)

Changes becoming urgent for struggling kindergartens

By: Natasha Jojoa Burling Struggling kindies in west Auckland and on the North Shore may have to close in five years if changes aren't made. A meeting was held in Browns Bay last night after 300...

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