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Advocates For Early Childhood Excellence

On Wednesday, the Minister of Education released the Early Learning Action Plan – a plan for the Early Learning sector over the next 10 years. Advocates for Early Learning Excellence commends the Minister for...

Moving from ‘screen-worried’ to ‘screen-wise’ – Incorporating technology into early learning

The thought of introducing children to technology can be overwhelming for parents and early childhood educators alike. There are many mixed messages around kids and technology and we are all aware of the warnings...

A sense of belonging: New ECE resource expected to help refugee children

Refugee and immigrant children being resettled in New Zealand are at the centre of two major studies into how early childhood education can help refugees find a sense of belonging in Aotearoa and sustain...

Ministry wants to ban choke-risk foods from early childhood centres

The Ministry of Education is considering a ban on foods including sausages, chips and popcorn in early childhood centres because they pose a high choking risk. The ministry has told centres it wants to make...

New campaign for fair pay in early childhood education

At its annual conference in Rotorua, NZEI announced a new campaign that they hope will empower the entire sector. There is an average 23% pay gap between ECE and kindergarten teachers. By next year, some ECE...

Tamariki and technology: Integrating tech into the ECE curriculum

The children at Botany Downs Kindergarten love Skyping their friends in the new entrant class at Botany Downs School, where many of them will start school in the coming weeks and months. As they prepare...

Kiwi researchers enhancing ECE in Indonesia

Senior lecturers Dr Donella Cobb and Dr Sonja Arndt from the Early Years Research Centre (sited in the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Educational Research at Waikato) have been working in partnership with UNICEF Indonesia...

Quality of early childhood education services under scrutiny

Researchers have called into question the quality of the education of our youngest learners during a recent seminar. Rebekah Fraser speaks to early childhood education experts about the state of the sector.

Book born in Rotorua helps inform early childhood education cultural practices

The book refers to a Ngāti Rangiwewehi tupuna, Hikairo, as an exemplary figure around which the content is based. The The Hikairo Schema was reaffirmed for publication at a tribal meeting at the weekend and...

Moving house linked with behavioural difficulties in children

Lead researcher, Kim Nathan, a PhD student at the University of Otago, Wellington, says two- thirds (69 per cent) of the more than 300,000 children studied had moved house at least once by the...

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