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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

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.

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: 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.

Local Focus: Why a Whanganui kindergarten is teaching kids outdoors

A Whanganui based kindergarten is taking education into the great outdoors, with learning taking place under the watchful eye of Mother Nature.

Supporting te rangatiratanga in young learners

Kaiako talking about learning and thinking is helping children at Papakura West Kindergarten to become confident in their decision making.

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...

Positive pathways: ECE within Communities of Learning

Early childhood education (ECE) plays an important role in a child’s learning journey. Yet the parameters for Communities of Learning | Kāhui Ako (CoL) set out by the Ministry of Education did not initially include ECE services. Many now do - but what’s in it for them?

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...

Calling all ECE teachers for research project

SUSAN BATES is calling for early childhood teachers to participate in a research project aimed at gauging conditions, expectations and experiences of ECE teachers in New Zealand, in the context of their health and well-being.

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