Held at the National Library of NZ, Wellington, 2008.
1. Click here to download a PDF copy of the Proceedings of the Future for Children Forum, 2008.
2. Click here to download a PDF copy of the survey results of opinion on future directions for early childhood policy and the early childhood sector including questions on teacher registration, training length, and the role of government in funding.
Overview of the Contents of the Proceedings
Investing in Early Childhood Education. Presentation by Hon Chris Carter Minister of Education
Welcome to the Forum and an Outline of some Leading Issues and Questions. Presentation by Sarah Farquhar
Early Childhood Education and Care under the UK's Labour Government. Presentation by Prof Eva Lloyd (London)
The Early Start Home Visitation Programme. Presentation by Prof David M Fergusson
Questioning Contemporary Arrangements within Early Childhood Centres. Presentation by Dr Margaret Brennan
Choices Offered, Choices Chosen - Exploring Participation in Pasifika Early Childhood Centres. Presentation by Pauline Luafutu-Simpson
A Mother's View and Decisions on Childcare/ECE. Presentation by Anna Dunn, G.P.
Researching Family Leisure: The Views and Opinions of Couples with Young Children. Presentation by Dr David Lamb
Supporting Parents through Early Childhood Centre Networks. Presentation by Dr Avril Thesing
Supported Playgroups and School-Centred Community Hubs: Linking Children, Families and Communities. Presentation by Dianne Jackson (Australia)
The Need for a Cross-Sector Approach to Improving Environments in Early Childhood Centres. Presentation by Mike Bedford