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by Anna Whitehead
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Mindfulness can be described as the process of being aware. Sensations, thoughts or feelings are simply experienced for what they are, without judgment.  Why would you be interested as a parent or teacher in mindfulness?  In the past we developed the idea that brushing our teeth was important for the health and hygiene of our mouth and teeth.

Today there is a new message regarding the health of our minds and emotions and this is that regular practices of mindfulness will keep us mentally healthy and emotionally strong. As our country is dealing with the stress and trauma of earthquakes, global instability, family breakups, and increasing rates of child abuse it is indeed timely that we as early childhood educators have some new skills to support our children.  Read more ...

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  • Individual Membership plans can view both Individual member-only articles and our library of Research Journals (but not the ECE Service management article area). In addition, individual members can discuss and ask questions of fellow members any time through the online childcare and early childhood education practice, policy, and research discussion forum.
  • Early Childhood Service plans can view ALL member articles: Individual, Research Journals and Early Childhood Service articles. Also, on this membership plan members can access the online discussion forum for individual members AND the online ECE service management / business forum.
  • Research Journal subscription plans can view our library of Research Journals and related research articles only

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Who is this for?
This plan is for any person who works with children or has an interest in early childcare and early childhood education.

$98.00 12 months from the date of joining
$60.00 6 months student-only

Your own personal username and password.

ECE Service 

Who is this for?
Centres, home-based, hospital-based, playgroups ... licensed or new set-ups.

$198.00 12 months from the date of joining
Does your ECE group have more than 1 service? See our discounted rates

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Journal Subscriber

Who is this for?
Universities, Polytechnics and organisations wishing to have access to the NZRECE published journal and its articles.

$125.00 annual renewable in November each year

A username and password for your library users linked to your IP address.