The ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education
To contact ChildForum go to our Contact Us page
- Dr Sarah Alexander (ChildForum chief executive) page, click or tap here
- Dr Wendy Boyd (Editor, NZ-International Research in ECE Journal) editorial board page, click or tap here
What is the ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education?
ChildForum is the major membership organisation for early childhood education (ECE) and lead advisor on ECE in NZ.
Our focus is on better outcomes for children.
What does ChildForum do?
We support ECE service owners, board members, teachers, educators and parents with information to assist them in the running of their early childhood service, and growing their quality for children.
We identify issues and keep people up-to-date. We provide advice, support, research, comment and analysis,
At the national level we work to educate and inspire changes in policies and practices that are in the interests of children.
We provide the biggest online knowledge base on early childcare and education theory, research, practice, and policy in NZ.
Our vision is for an open and transparent early childhood education system informed by research evidence and knowledge of best practice, with services that delight parents and caregivers, and are safe for children, high quality, affordable, and accessible.
Standards expected of ECE service members
We expect our ECE service members to fully comply at all times with the Education (ECE Services) 2008 Regulations, and meet the Code of Ethical Conduct for Early Childhood Education Services and the Code of Children's Rights in Early Childcare and Education
ChildForum was founded in 1988 to support the development of a research culture and an evidence-based approach to ECE. In 2001 ChildForum expanded to become a membership organisation for the early childhood sector.
ChildForum is non-partisan and is not affiliated with any political party or sector group.
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