ChildForum Office of Pre-Primary Education

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

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


News - World Headlines

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump’s presidential platforms on early childhood education

world early childhood education newsWho would you vote for and why if you were voting purely on the two leading candidates' promises on early childhood education?

Hillary Clinton’s presidential platform has six specific goals related to early childhood education.

  • A substantial investment in child care that ensures no family pays more than 10 percent of its income to high-quality childcare.
  • Universal preschool for every 4-year-old in America.
  • A push for increased incomes for those who work in early childhood care and education to encourage a talented and effective workforce pool.
  • A doubling of the national investment in Early Head Start and related programs to provide more assistance to economically disadvantaged children.
  • An increase of financial and political support for evidenced based programs that provide in-home training and resources to pregnant women to give each child the best start possible.
  • Greater availability and affordability of early childhood care on college campuses to limit the financial burden for student parents and increase the potential of their children going forward.

Republican Donald Trump’s proposals on early childhood focus on daycare, though there is a plan for Earned Income Tax Credit dollars to be placed into a savings account to be used for “child enrichment activities including private school tuition.

During the debate last night (18 October), when he spoke about education, it was about college.

Clinton repeated her feelings about early education: “I feel strongly that we have to have an education system that starts with preschool and goes through college.”

* This is an abridged version of an article by Marisa Sanfilippo, Oct 19, 2016, published at Good Call higher education news.

Are you interested in joining us? 
Become a member and also gain access to our significant online knowledge base 


  • Centre Owner

    Having heard a colleague talk about how useful she had found their material I joined. ChildForum's replies to my queries are prompt, extremely informative & with a genuine personal touch. I am impressed by the commitment to research & courage in tackling the hard issues like the risks of poor quality care for under 2s
    Val Morrison, Centre Owner
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3

Membership Options


Who is this for?
Ideal for parents, students, teachers, researchers, teacher educators, policy analysts and children's specialists.
$98.00 12 months from the date of joining
or for students $60.00 short-term 6 month access.
Your own personal username and password.

ECE Service 
Group Membership

Who is this for?
A service that has licenced one or more ECE services with the Ministry of Education (including home-based, parent, and teacher-led).
Starting from $198.00. Provides 12 months membership from the date of joining.
A shared username and password for your service group.

NZ-International Research in
ECE Journal Subscription

Who is this for?
Libraries, universities, polytechnics and organisations wishing to have access to the NZIRECE published journal and its articles.
$150.00 annual renewable in November each year.
A username and password or IP address access.