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Budget-day early childhood management national forum - Social event of the year! 20 March 2017 Hits: 375
Plan for Unionisation of the ECE sector 01 March 2017 Hits: 804
Call for Abstracts / Proposals for the ECE NZ-Australian International Research Conference 28 February 2017 Hits: 222
NZ's first ECE academic journal celebrates 20 years of making research accessible 28 February 2017 Hits: 38
Inadequate checking of early childhood education standards may lead to danger 19 February 2017 Hits: 5514
Target Not Achieved of 98% Children Participating in ECE in 2016 07 February 2017 Hits: 960
Early childhood teachers have now been given access to apply for grants from the Government’s Teacher-Led Innovation Fund 01 February 2017 Hits: 3204
What is actually behind some services having staffing problems 19 December 2016 Hits: 787
Winners of the Children's Book Christmas Giveaway 19 December 2016 Hits: 111
Funding for qualified and certificated early childhood teachers – Good news! 07 December 2016 Hits: 5015
Consultation process for Te Whariki claimed to breach statutory and legal requirements 06 December 2016 Hits: 6625
ECE Teachers are Made of Money – Education Minister 24 November 2016 Hits: 6297
Four-year-old dies in Early Childhood Centre 18 November 2016 Hits: 1926
Tree incident at Auckland childcare centre rare and horrific and children need cuddles and understanding 08 November 2016 Hits: 2751
Students take a gamble on recognition of their early childhood qualification 14 October 2016 Hits: 5533
NZ childcare costs are among the highest in the world 12 October 2016 Hits: 2755
Qualified highly skilled early childhood teachers could soon be paid as low as $15.25 an hour while teacher-child ratios are also under threat 08 September 2016 Hits: 34543
For Heaven’s sake, leave our children alone – don’t subject them to performance rating tests when they should be playing and having fun in Early Childhood Education! 29 August 2016 Hits: 11197
School starting age to change and attendance made compulsory upon starting 26 August 2016 Hits: 16459
NZ Police heads towards gender balance while the Ministry of Education holds on to sex-role stereotypes for early childhood education 25 August 2016 Hits: 2277
Why WINZ childcare subsidy coordinators are likely to go 11 August 2016 Hits: 1409
Questions over NZ early childhood education qualifications having no practical teaching experiences included 15 June 2016 Hits: 3410
Overworked, injured and bullied – how can we make work safer for early childhood teachers and senior staff? 30 May 2016 Hits: 4561
Early Childhood Education misses out in 2016 Budget 26 May 2016 Hits: 3501
Teaching about Death and Sacrifice and Erection of War Memorials at Early Childhood Services 18 April 2016 Hits: 871
Early Childhood Education Services Scammed 08 April 2016 Hits: 1057
Paid parental leave changes - the great aspects and the outstanding issues for parents and those in the ECE sector 31 March 2016 Hits: 581
New Flag Favoured by NZ’s Youngest Citizens 24 March 2016 Hits: 409
Handling of privacy responsibilities by ECE services and concerns remaining 02 March 2016 Hits: 522
Ten new early childhood qualifications 01 March 2016 Hits: 841
Big and continuing increase in child numbers at centres 01 February 2016 Hits: 1509
ERO to evaluate healthy eating and physical activity levels in ECE services 29 January 2016 Hits: 1295
Will the Primary School Curriculum go the Early Childhood Way? 26 December 2015 Hits: 432
Voting by children on the shortlisted NZ Flag Options 15 December 2015 Hits: 525
Male Teachers' Meeting and Plans for the Next EC-Menz Summit in 2016 16 November 2015 Hits: 477
Not all teachers supported to provide quality early childhood education, survey reveals 07 October 2015 Hits: 1017
ERO investigating leak of infant and toddler communicators and explorers report 10 August 2015 Hits: 1155
Vulnerable children: Messages for ECE teachers and services from the Growing Up in NZ Study 29 July 2015 Hits: 1211
Problem with Education Official's Reassurance to ECE Service Owners 29 July 2015 Hits: 926
Four big changes to teacher registration and dealing with misconduct 28 July 2015 Hits: 1956
Kindercare acquired by global private markets investment management firm 20 July 2015 Hits: 1110
Profit-Driven Early Childhood Education is Flourishing 02 July 2015 Hits: 2367
More childcare the focus for early childhood education budget 21 May 2015 Hits: 2337
New parental leave package to benefit more families financially 01 April 2015 Hits: 1000
New requirements for child protection, child abuse policies and worker checks 31 March 2015 Hits: 1688
Kidicorp is no longer a commercial ECE operation 27 March 2015 Hits: 2924
Year of the Sheep or Year of the Goat? 26 February 2015 Hits: 1120
Adam Buckingham - early childhood teacher extraordinaire 04 February 2015 Hits: 5487
What could be done to prevent another tragedy like the Whanganui heatstroke toddler death? 21 January 2015 Hits: 3366
Kidicorp moves into the home-based ECE market 10 December 2014 Hits: 2074
Employment case highlights risks for nannies, educators, and families 01 December 2014 Hits: 1876
What's going to happen to ECE: The Ministry's Briefings to the Minister 12 November 2014 Hits: 3392
Where have all the sessional kindergartens and childcare centres gone? 10 November 2014 Hits: 2385
For ECE, little hope of positive change from National post-election 21 September 2014 Hits: 10925
Popularity of Lower Level ECE Teaching Qualifications Challenging Level 7 ECE Teacher Qualifications 24 July 2014 Hits: 2380
Charter Schools Likely to Include Preschoolers 01 July 2014 Hits: 1795
ECE Participation for the Most Disadvantaged Children: Child Poverty Action Group Report 19 June 2014 Hits: 32065
Ministry releases data on Early Childhood Education complaints 05 June 2014 Hits: 1277
Fees Incorrectly Treated as Donations - Inland Revenue Investigating 29 May 2014 Hits: 1375
Confidence in the early childhood education sector eroding further ahead of this year's election 20 May 2014 Hits: 1523
Budget 2014 spending increases and new initiatives for the Early Education (ECE) Sector 15 May 2014 Hits: 15855
NZ Tertiary College lets students (and the ECE sector) down - Ombudsman ruling released 12 May 2014 Hits: 4527
Childcare and kindergarten employment practices - ERO Report 10 May 2014 Hits: 1502
Ministry’s move on complaints a small step in the right direction 06 May 2014 Hits: 1064
Home-Based ECE Providers Reminded To Make Sure Educators are Paid For Their Work 14 April 2014 Hits: 1464
Child Bitten 9 Times at Early Childhood Learning Centre 16 March 2014 Hits: 3207
Sponsors needed to help fund grants to invite men into the traditionally women's profession of ECE 10 March 2014 Hits: 2168
Returning to work mothers prefer known carer to look after their first child in the home 06 March 2014 Hits: 21754
Early Childhood Education System One of the Most Sexist 04 March 2014 Hits: 1628
Identifying Which ECE Services Produce Higher Educationally Achieving Children 11 February 2014 Hits: 1531
A Trial of Flexible ECE (out-of-hours and weekend) Fails to Meet Targets for Participation 10 February 2014 Hits: 1199
Maturity is a Better Indicator of School Readiness than a Child’s Age or Ability to Read, Write and Count 10 February 2014 Hits: 1316
Digital TV Switchover Fails Children 05 December 2013 Hits: 1042
Optimism in the Early Childhood Sector is Disappearing 03 December 2013 Hits: 702
Re-think of NZ Government ECE Policies and Practices Needed Says ECE Sector 21 November 2013 Hits: 829
NZ Teachers Council to be Replaced by a New Group With Government Appointed Members 01 November 2013 Hits: 1257
First Kohanga Reo then it is … 17 October 2013 Hits: 2339
Complaints Suggest Problems with Quality Control in the Early Childhood Sector 09 October 2013 Hits: 3370
MY ECE to Help Parents Make Informed Early Childhood Education Choices 26 September 2013 Hits: 2727
What's Happening to the Cost of Childcare / ECE 20 September 2013 Hits: 2081
ECE in Australia Will Have a Voice in the Highest Place Over the Next Few Years 11 September 2013 Hits: 6762
Early Childhood Education Services Not Doing Enough to Promote Sign Language 04 September 2013 Hits: 1729
Rest Home Worker's Employment Court Case Could Pave Way for Challenges to Pay Rates in Early Childhood Education 30 August 2013 Hits: 1891
Bullying Believed to Start Very Young in Early Childhood Education 15 August 2013 Hits: 2122
New Consumer Affairs Guide on Safe Products for Babies and Children and Home Safety 15 August 2013 Hits: 2165
How Well is Government Doing in the Regions with its Target to Get More Parents to Use Childcare/ECE? 19 July 2013 Hits: 2171
Plans to Review the Home-based Sector Shelved 05 July 2013 Hits: 2090
Early Childhood Teacher Censured by Teachers' Council for Stealing Food From Children 04 July 2013 Hits: 5584
Report on Canterbury EC Services Experiences Post Earthquakes 24 June 2013 Hits: 4955
New ERO Reports on Te Whariki Implementation and ECE Service Priorities for Children's Learning 28 May 2013 Hits: 3142
Adult Daughter of Centre Supervisor Banned From Centre 28 May 2013 Hits: 2274
Kindercare Told Off By Employment Relations Authority 23 May 2013 Hits: 3918
NZ's Largest Private ECE Centre Chain Purchases Kiwicare Auckland Centres 23 May 2013 Hits: 2312
The Days of the NZ Teachers Council as We Know it Look Numbered 20 May 2013 Hits: 2906
Budget 2013 - Spending Increases, Cuts, and Implications for the ECE Sector 16 May 2013 Hits: 2148
ERO Confirms Planned Changes for ECE Centre Reviews and Reporting 07 May 2013 Hits: 1640
ECE Teacher Finalist in Annual Green Ribbon Awards 05 May 2013 Hits: 2561
How Long Parents Spend Caring For Their Children Each Day 16 April 2013 Hits: 2435
Vaccinations Provided En-Masse at Christchurch Daycare 12 April 2013 Hits: 2662
NZ Rated Poorly in UNICEF Report on Child Well-Being 11 April 2013 Hits: 2470
An Australian Parenting Expert says ECE/Childcare is Bad for Children in his Latest Book 11 April 2013 Hits: 2711
Government Decides ECE Participation is a Social Obligation. How People and Services May Adjust and Respond 10 April 2013 Hits: 13175
Scholarship Scheme to Invite Men into Early Childhood Education – A First for NZ 25 March 2013 Hits: 3873
Latest Survey Shows ECE Sector Keen For Govt to Focus on Improving Standards and Putting Children First 18 March 2013 Hits: 2345
Pasifika Families Targeted to Help Government Reach its Better Public Service Goal of 98% percent Participation in ECE 22 February 2013 Hits: 2798
Serious Child Harm Cases at Early Childhood Education Centres this Week 22 February 2013 Hits: 5768
Early Childhood Centres Could Be Reviewed as Infrequently as Every Four Years 07 February 2013 Hits: 3314
Mother Ordered to Pay Almost $6,000 for Sacking a Casual Nanny 02 February 2013 Hits: 3496
Calls for More Monitoring of Disabled Children in Early Childhood Education 01 February 2013 Hits: 4719
New Home-based ECE Business Lobby Group Forms 13 January 2013 Hits: 3099
NZ's Secretary for Education Lesley Longstone Resigns 19 December 2012 Hits: 3947
Parents of Children with Disabilities Struggle to Access Quality ECE Support 19 December 2012 Hits: 6829
Participation in ECE Evidence Booklet 17 December 2012 Hits: 7002
Home-Based ECE Sector Review by the Ministry of Education 2012/13 12 December 2012 Hits: 3012
Children with Special Needs in ECE – ERO Evaluation Findings 11 December 2012 Hits: 7743
High Public Satisfaction with Kindergartens 08 December 2012 Hits: 6501
Participation in ECE (but Not ECE itself) is Associated With Greater Weight Gain in Children 29 November 2012 Hits: 6848
Technology Use and Internet Safety in ECE 29 November 2012 Hits: 7097
The Direction ECE Is Being Taken by Government: Key Points from the Ministry of Education’s Annual Report 2012 23 November 2012 Hits: 7054
Better Guidance on How to Decrease the Risk of Food-Related Choking in Young Children 13 November 2012 Hits: 9047
Controversial Three Storey Childcare Centre with Astroturf Playgrounds on Each Level Opens 13 November 2012 Hits: 7471
Qualified Early Childhood Teachers Paid Less than the Centre Cleaners 13 November 2012 Hits: 6573
Crown Should Apologise for Failures in its Treatment of Kōhanga Reo, says Waitangi Tribunal 18 October 2012 Hits: 2577
Christchurch To Lose Early Childhood Teacher Training Provider 17 October 2012 Hits: 2491
Australians Recognising the Value of Employers Investing in Staff Children and Childcare 07 October 2012 Hits: 6937
Welcome to NZEI's New President - Judith Nowotarski 05 October 2012 Hits: 7536
Latest Figures on the Costs of Providing ECE, the Cost Drivers, Revenue Sources and Volunteer Contributions 19 September 2012 Hits: 1839
ECE to be Compulsory for Children from 3 years until Entry to School 11 September 2012 Hits: 4463
Male Teachers Needed to Bring Diversity and Add to the Quality of ECE 07 September 2012 Hits: 10070
Proposals to Reduce Child Poverty for Under 6s are Welcome but more Debate is Needed 28 August 2012 Hits: 4166
What's all the Fuss About Playdough? 27 August 2012 Hits: 11264
Government Better Public Service Action Plan for ECE Short-sighted 23 August 2012 Hits: 1734
OECD’s Latest Report Gives Direction for Improving NZ’s ECE Curriculum Te Whāriki 15 August 2012 Hits: 4029
Children Attending Two Kindergartens is Okay by Kindergarten Assn Rules 15 August 2012 Hits: 4956
Parental Involvement in Childhood Education 15 August 2012 Hits: 8575
ECE Funding System Changes in NZ and Australia 06 August 2012 Hits: 4925
Teaching Children about Competition and to Want to Achieve 02 August 2012 Hits: 4752
Studies Continue to Show that it's Not Participation in Quality Early Childhood Education or Childcare that Matters for Child Achievement but a Child's Family and Home Background 02 August 2012 Hits: 54178
Qualified Teachers 100% - NZCA Study 29 July 2012 Hits: 7574
Early Childhood Education System Failing to Support Maori Language and Culture – Te Kohanga Reo National Trust Board’s Reaction to the Government’s ECE Taskforce Report 25 July 2012 Hits: 2519
Waitangi Tribunal Claim by the Te Kohanga Reo National Trust – Arguments from Both Sides of the Table 25 July 2012 Hits: 1678
ECE Funding System Changes 17 July 2012 Hits: 2545
Greater Transparency in the Pipeline for the Education Ministry's Early Childhood Advisory Committee (ECAC) 03 July 2012 Hits: 2443
Advisory Groups Call For More Regulation & Better Quality Through Emphasis on Compliance and Teacher Qualification 26 May 2012 Hits: 2615
Budget 2012 - Spending Changes and Implications for the ECE Sector 24 May 2012 Hits: 10168
Government Budget 2012 ECE Pre-Announcements 21 May 2012 Hits: 5452
Proposal to Track Child Attendance in ECE and Integrate with Health Data 18 May 2012 Hits: 2741
University of Canterbury Planning to Close a Centre that is Losing Money 16 May 2012 Hits: 2198
NZ Education Ministry Call for ECE Funding Advisers 09 May 2012 Hits: 2155
ERO Report Highlights Lack of True Partnership with Māori Families in Early Childhood Education 08 May 2012 Hits: 1637
Extending Paid Parental Leave 18 April 2012 Hits: 5541
"No Time for Gloom" in ECE Teacher-Led Services 29 March 2012 Hits: 2656
Are Nannies and Families Right to Complain about Being Treated in the Same Way as Other Licensed ECE Settings? 29 March 2012 Hits: 4465
Parents view ECE services as Childcare because of mother's work or study commitments 29 March 2012 Hits: 7712
Demand for ECE Teachers Drops 22 March 2012 Hits: 8109
The Worst and the Best Employers of Men 21 March 2012 Hits: 3540
Scaring Single Parents on the DPB About a Lack of Quality Childcare 13 March 2012 Hits: 2383
Early Childhood Services to Become the Primary Evaluators of Themselves as ERO Changes its Role 08 March 2012 Hits: 3077
Ministerial Inquiry into How a Convicted Sex Offender Came to Be Working in Schools: A Wake-Up Call 29 February 2012 Hits: 4584
Keeping Up With Research Can Be Hard but MIT Early Childhood Staff Show Commitment 27 February 2012 Hits: 2090
New Government Working Groups to Provide Advice on Improving ECE Quality 10 February 2012 Hits: 3318
Family First Calls for a Change in the Use of 'Daycare' - Early Childhood Education 08 February 2012 Hits: 2764
Same Old – Same Old. Treasury Advice on Targeting ECE Funding Assistance but is the Government Listening? 06 February 2012 Hits: 2770
Ministry of Education's Advice on ECE Funding and Policy for the New Education Minister 05 February 2012 Hits: 3073
ERO Findings on ECE Curriculum Support of Children's Social-Emotional Competence 02 February 2012 Hits: 3137
How Good is the Teaching Children Get in Early Childhood Education? 18 January 2012 Hits: 6592
Childcare Warning: Dangers of New Year Partying 29 December 2011 Hits: 2370
Early Childhood Education & Childcare Under a New National Government 28 November 2011 Hits: 4822
Fears for the Future in the Early Childhood Sector 01 November 2011 Hits: 2627
Survey Results Out: What Govt Should do for Children & ECE 19 October 2011 Hits: 2697
National's ECE Policy Intentions - Review Use of Te Whariki, Change Funding, Set Up More Advisory Groups, etc 14 October 2011 Hits: 3557
Party Policies for Early Childhood Education Just Over One Month Out From the Election 11 October 2011 Hits: 3525
Competent Learners Study Shows ECE Doesn't Have Significant Long-Term Benefit for NZ Kids 29 September 2011 Hits: 3054
Kidicorp, One of NZ's Largest Providers of Early Childhood Education, Purchases ABC Learning Centres 26 September 2011 Hits: 3683
Developing Policy for Gifted Children 25 September 2011 Hits: 2281
Sun Protection Taken Seriously but Better Policies & Practices Needed 21 August 2011 Hits: 1958
Minister Comes Clean on ECE Taskforce Purpose and Playcentre is Saved 05 August 2011 Hits: 2627
Daddy Daycare Planned 05 August 2011 Hits: 2348
Govt Green Paper on Vulnerable Children 27 July 2011 Hits: 2634
Gifted Learners Found in Every ECE Service 07 July 2011 Hits: 2583
Government's ECE Taskforce Report Now Out 01 June 2011 Hits: 2696
Research Backs Dame Lesley Max on Link Between Child Aggression & ECE 29 May 2011 Hits: 5126
Kindergartens to get More Funding than other Community-Based Services 20 May 2011 Hits: 1730
Early Childhood Education Comes Out as A Winner in Budget 2011: Or Does It? 19 May 2011 Hits: 2489
Commercial Approach to ECE Provision Fails Children: Salvation Army Report 27 April 2011 Hits: 1908
Childcare Services & Providers to Face Stiff New Fines For Poor Practices 24 March 2011 Hits: 3576
From 50 to 150 children or up to 75 babies - Centre Regulation Changes Announced 04 March 2011 Hits: 1707
Children's Commission Inquiry into Under 2s in Non-Parental ECE Childcare 23 February 2011 Hits: 2925
A Few More Few Good Men 21 February 2011 Hits: 3025
Children's Day an Occasion Not to Be Overlooked 21 February 2011 Hits: 4927
Reactions to Teachers’ Council Position on ECE Teachers and Registration 11 February 2011 Hits: 14644
High Court Ruling Implications for Parents Who Stay Home 24 December 2010 Hits: 1754
More Babies in ECE and Big Increase in Family Daycare Enrolments: What are the Risks? 24 December 2010 Hits: 2759
Changes in Funding for Students & Provisionally Registered Teachers 01 December 2010 Hits: 3299
Kindergarten Assn to make Staff Redundant Ahead of Govt Funding Cut 25 October 2010 Hits: 1886
Builders of New Early Childhood Services to Face an Incompatible Situation 04 October 2010 Hits: 4073
'Lost in Transition' - ECE and Educational Achievement 23 September 2010 Hits: 2892
Kindergarten Girl Nearly Strangled: Teacher Performs CPR 01 September 2010 Hits: 2285
ECE Funding Cutback Protest - Tauranga 31 August 2010 Hits: 2110

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