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Play based learning: producing critical, creative and innovative thinkers

STEPHANIE MENZIES enters a plea to bring play back into the classroom.

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...

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.

Compulsory qualifications planned for home-based early childhood education and childcare

Some childcare providers are expected to quit, and those who stay in the business may raise their fees, under a new policy requiring home-based carers to become qualified.

The role of the ECE teacher

How can we do the best we can for young children in early childhood services?

Demand for qualified ECE teachers spurs return to education

Proposals to move towards a 100 per cent qualified workforce in early childhood centres will prompt many experienced but unqualified ECE teachers to get qualified says one ECE training provider.

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.

Teacher turned Uber driver: “It sucks that love isn’t enough”

A qualified and experienced early childhood teacher tells Education Central how he believes he is better off working as an Uber driver.

Better pay and conditions on the cards for home-based ECE teachers

The Government's review of home-based early childhood education includes a raft of proposed changes now open for consultation.

Faces and spaces: why good transitions matter for children

JUDE BARBACK catches up with Professor Aline-Wendy Dunlop during her visit to New Zealand to discuss her fascinating research project in which she has studied the lives of 150 children for over 14 years, making some compelling conclusions about the impact of early childhood education and transitions.

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