ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary EducationLead advisor on early childhood care and education 
National membership 
organisation

Publisher of the New Zealand-International Research in Early Childhood Journal

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Our role and our focus

Lead public advisor on Early Childhood Care and Education. Our focus is on better outcomes for children.  
At the policy level we educate, advocate and lead change that is in the best interests of children.
The ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education is also a membership organisation for individuals and early childhood services in all parts of the sector. We support ECE services 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 the biggest online knowledge base on early childcare and education theory, research, practice, and policy in NZ. 
Our people are experts on early childcare and education.

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By Gloria Gomez
© ChildForum

 

In this article Dr Gloria Gomez introduces the idea of the ‘Concept Map’ to enable learning to be made meaningful for preschoolers. The article starts with an overview of concept maps, then shows how they can be used in early childhood education.  She explains what teachers need to know about this and some simple techniques for strengthening children’s learning and understanding of concepts.  

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Ideal for parents, students, teachers, researchers, teacher educators, policy analysts and children's specialists.
$98.00 12 months from the date of joining
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A service that has licenced one or more ECE services with the Ministry of Education (including home-based, parent, and teacher-led).
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ECE Journal Subscription

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Libraries, universities, polytechnics and organisations wishing to have access to the NZIRECE published journal and its articles.
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