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Friday, October 22, 2021

Calls for MoE to crack down on significant bullying in early childhood education sector

Bullying in the early childhood education sector is pushing good teachers out and the Government is being urged to act urgently.

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.

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.

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.

Response: Peter Reynolds – ECE matters!

Chief executive of the Early Childhood Council (ECC) Peter Reynolds describes the recent media attack on early childhood education as “another example of ill-formed childcare centre-bashing”.

Report: NZ-Asian kids struggle with cultural knowledge and heritage language

Maintaining cultural knowledge and heritage language skills is a challenge for a growing number of under-5 Asian children in New Zealand, a new study has found.

Out of the mouths of babes

In a world first, a group of national and international researchers, gathered by Professor Janet Gaffney at the University of Auckland, has begun a collaboration they hope will add significant research to the crucial...

“The Cinderella of education” – how ECE is regarded in New Zealand

New Zealand's newest professor of early childhood education, Professor Helen Hedges, says New Zealand needs to place more value on ECE and reflect this in policy and budgetary decisions.

Latest Teacher-led Innovation Fund projects announced

A teaching project at an early childhood education (ECE) centre in Auckland is among 33 new and innovative teaching projects in schools and ECE centres that are now able to get underway thanks to funding from...

MoE cancels Thames childcare centre’s licence after probing ‘serious breaches’

An investigation by the Ministry of Education into a Thames childcare centre has led to its licence being cancelled.

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