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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.

Opinion: Sandy Farquhar – ‘Will the new government make ECE a priority?’

Early childhood education could be back on the political agenda after nine cold years of inadequate government action. Dr Sandy Farquhar writes.

Evolve Education says first-half profit dropped as expected, maintains 2018 forecast

Evolve Education said first-half profit more than halved as occupancy rates dropped and it took a $3 million GST impairment. The early childhood education centre operator maintained its forecasts for the full year.

ECE involvement in CoL: sector voices

Earlier this week, Education Central looked at the background to early childhood services’ involvement in Communities of Learning (CoL) and spoke to a teacher and principal involved. In this article we speak to New Zealand Kindergarten’s Clare Wells and the Minister of Education about what lies ahead.

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?

Kindergarten reforms on hold after boss quits

Auckland Kindergarten Association chief executive Tanya Harvey has quit, a fortnight after her board announced an independent review of reforms that she has driven.

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.

New Children’s Activity Book a Milestone in Physical and Neurodevelopment

A new children’s activity book – Bright Ideas for Young Minds – has been hailed as an aid to neurodevelopment and a resource that builds resilience by the Dunedin Study’s Professor Richie Poulton.

Petition sees seven hour kindy proposal scrapped

Relief for parents of kindergarten children in north and west Auckland.

New child health and education hub to open at queenstown’s remarkables park

A health and education hub incorporating a new Early Learning Centre, extra-curricular facility Kip McGrath and offices for much-needed child wellbeing services will open next year at Queenstown’s Remarkables Park.
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