The 2nd National Early Childhood Management Forum was organised by the ChildForum Early Childhood Network.
It was held on the 1st September 2011 in Wellington and attended by delegates from parent and teacher-led early childhood services, including centres and home-based services.
The producers of the Zip & Mac literacy and numeracy programmes provided us with great spot prizes and we are grateful to the NZ Playcentre Federation for providing some lovely books for spot prizes.
Below is a copy of the programme and a sample of the feedback received.
For presentations at the 1st Forum held in 2010 click here ...
Sample of Feedback from the Day
"It's really good to hear from the people in the know directly. This demystifies the agencies considerably I think and builds relationship. It's harder to polarize with a real person".
"I most enjoyed the session on NZ Economy Update by Tony Alexander. The session was informative and drives home the fact that the ECE sector sits in the real economy. For too long, the ECE sector has been insulated and “live in a bubble”, in my opinion, leading to the teachers and management moving in different tangents and causing a lot of tension and misunderstanding in the sector. It is also rare that an ECE forum will have this topic which is so necessary".
"Thank you for organising this and congratulations on a successful Forum".
Programme and Speakers
Professional Development Presentation and Q&A with Janet Moles
ERO Review Processes and Self-Review Requirements with Sandra Collins (the Education Review Office senior review manager)
NZ Economy Update with BNZ Chief Economist Tony Alexander
Financial Management, Accounting and Audit Q&A with Bevin Fitzsimons
Early Childhood Education Policy Update with Karin Dalgleish (Ministry of Education acting Group Manager for early childhood education)
Roundtables to identify and discuss common problems
Sharing ideas and strategies for getting on top of problems, staying positive and keeping ahead
READ MORE: Click here to go to the proceedings for this Forum