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Abstracts and copies of presentations at the Annual NZ Early Childhood Research Conference, starting from 2012, will be available from this page.
Here is a listing of the previous conferences
In 2008 our NZ researchers attended the Australian Assn for Research in ECE conference
While there is clear evidence of the cognitive and language benefits of targeted and well-funded intervention programmes for children from disadvantaged backgrounds, much less is known about the impact of ordinary/typical ECE programmes experienced by most children.
In New Zealand early childhood education programmes differ by community, philosophical and educational approaches, the number of children in the programme, the number of hours available, the age range of children in the programme, the cost to families, and the location and type of building in which programmes are provided. Children are likely to have widely varying experiences of their early childhood education and care, with heterogeneous effects on their learning and development.
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More recent reports can be found at a new public information link - go to the list of Reports from 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, and .... new releases.