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A Broken Promise – Where did the 20 free hours of early childhood education go? 23 January 2018 Hits: 13
Targeted Funding for Disadvantage - $10 million a year 19 January 2018 Hits: 43
Incredible Years Parents’ Courses in 2018 18 January 2018 Hits: 284
Quick 2 - 5 day police vetting of staff available 18 January 2018 Hits: 22
Heritage language of Aotearoa - the ‘new’ target language in Early Childhood Education 14 December 2017 Hits: 2140
Free kindergartens claimed back by the people: Evening vigil outside the AGM of the Auckland Kindergarten Association 30 November 2017 Hits: 1883
Equity funding use and abuse 25 November 2017 Hits: 1890
Applications for ECE Scholarships for 2018 open 24 November 2017 Hits: 594
Ratios and staffing problems hurt 21 November 2017 Hits: 4698
Kindy head resignation just the start 13 November 2017 Hits: 3358
Serious outcomes of kindergarten changes for children 09 November 2017 Hits: 10482
Child death and serious injury in early childhood education – Let’s get it out in the open 05 November 2017 Hits: 3924
Digging its own hole deeper - the Auckland Kindergarten Association ongoing story 29 October 2017 Hits: 4648
Education Minister Chris Hipkins and his interest in Early Childhood Education 25 October 2017 Hits: 4000
Teacher pay priorities for the new government 23 October 2017 Hits: 6877
If school teachers and children need term breaks - do ECE teachers and children need these too? 23 October 2017 Hits: 6166
Democracy missing – the troubling state of management and relationships at the Auckland Kindergarten Association 04 October 2017 Hits: 7826
Working as a contractor in home-based ECE can be crap – An educator’s request for any advice or suggestions 03 October 2017 Hits: 1751
How much Senior Managers are paid in ECE and the right of teachers and parents to know 27 September 2017 Hits: 2681
Labour’s election policy for early childhood education 19 September 2017 Hits: 2076
Opening up about teacher bullying in the early childhood sector 16 September 2017 Hits: 1815
Free play in playgrounds subverted by technology - A new problem 12 September 2017 Hits: 781
What the National Party has done for Early Childhood Education - A straight-talking analysis 10 September 2017 Hits: 2327
ERO investigating revised Te Whariki implementation in ECE services 29 August 2017 Hits: 1287
Freezing cold early childhood centre – saving centre power bill comes before children 29 August 2017 Hits: 2833
I did not expect to be working at an early childhood centre where children were force-fed 11 August 2017 Hits: 2515
Heroes or Dictators – a Charitable Community Board, its chief executive and standard of consultation on changing a publicly revered early childhood education service 08 August 2017 Hits: 6645
Ministry must front up over centre manager’s abuse of children 31 July 2017 Hits: 1725
Education Leaders Forum 2017 to be held in August 28 July 2017 Hits: 614
Five percent of teachers in ECE to be men within 5 years - Minister Nikki Kaye and the Ministry will find it difficult to not be accountable 24 July 2017 Hits: 1203
Early childhood centres at Shooting Ranges - How acceptable? 16 July 2017 Hits: 663
Teacher minimum wages up - Important information for ECE providers and employers 05 July 2017 Hits: 8612
Community of Learning – the Why, What and How to Take Part 04 July 2017 Hits: 4601
Government should focus on quality and look closely at spending when it comes to early childhood education says the OECD 22 June 2017 Hits: 1173
Food served in childcare centres falls short on nutrition 15 June 2017 Hits: 1546
Cultural competencies framework for teachers of Pasifika learners - Tapasā 08 June 2017 Hits: 1110
Lack of visibility of Te Whāriki workshops leaves many missing out and feeling uninformed 30 May 2017 Hits: 3637
Budget 2017 puts more children at risk of becoming vulnerable 25 May 2017 Hits: 3949
Open letter on Kindergarten Changes 17 May 2017 Hits: 9504
NZ's first ECE academic journal celebrates 20 years of making research accessible 09 May 2017 Hits: 483
Kindergarten under threat 04 May 2017 Hits: 5428
What's your wish for Government spend on early childcare and education in this year's Budget? 30 April 2017 Hits: 3419
Birthday cakes, breastmilk and confining children's movement: A look at ERO’s report on food, nutrition, and physical activity in early childhood education services 18 April 2017 Hits: 1771
Practising Teacher Criteria and Code of Ethics Replaced by New Single Code 15 April 2017 Hits: 10025
Bungle over new Early Childhood Education Curriculum 12 April 2017 Hits: 8680
ECE teachers see red over higher fee charges that come in the guise of “consultation” 11 April 2017 Hits: 4161
Plan for Unionisation of the ECE sector 01 March 2017 Hits: 2603
Inadequate checking of early childhood education standards may lead to danger 19 February 2017 Hits: 6355
Target Not Achieved of 98% Children Participating in ECE in 2016 07 February 2017 Hits: 1373
Early childhood teachers have now been given access to apply for grants from the Government’s Teacher-Led Innovation Fund 01 February 2017 Hits: 3650
What is actually behind some services having staffing problems 19 December 2016 Hits: 1248
Funding for qualified and certificated early childhood teachers – Good news! 07 December 2016 Hits: 5906
Consultation process for Te Whariki claimed to breach statutory and legal requirements 06 December 2016 Hits: 7602
ECE Teachers are Made of Money – Education Minister 24 November 2016 Hits: 9769
Four-year-old dies in Early Childhood Centre 18 November 2016 Hits: 2192
Tree incident at Auckland childcare centre rare and horrific and children need cuddles and understanding 08 November 2016 Hits: 3218
Students take a gamble on recognition of their early childhood qualification 14 October 2016 Hits: 6137
NZ childcare costs are among the highest in the world 12 October 2016 Hits: 3252
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: 35426
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: 12039
School starting age to change and attendance made compulsory upon starting 26 August 2016 Hits: 18092
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: 2655
Why WINZ childcare subsidy coordinators are likely to go 11 August 2016 Hits: 1872
Questions over NZ early childhood education qualifications having no practical teaching experiences included 15 June 2016 Hits: 4528
Overworked, injured and bullied – how can we make work safer for early childhood teachers and senior staff? 30 May 2016 Hits: 5125
Early Childhood Education misses out in 2016 Budget 26 May 2016 Hits: 3707
Teaching about Death and Sacrifice and Erection of War Memorials at Early Childhood Services 18 April 2016 Hits: 1194
Early Childhood Education Services Scammed 08 April 2016 Hits: 1230
Paid parental leave changes - the great aspects and the outstanding issues for parents and those in the ECE sector 31 March 2016 Hits: 778
New Flag Favoured by NZ’s Youngest Citizens 24 March 2016 Hits: 616
Handling of privacy responsibilities by ECE services and concerns remaining 02 March 2016 Hits: 690
Ten new early childhood qualifications 01 March 2016 Hits: 1240
Big and continuing increase in child numbers at centres 01 February 2016 Hits: 2037
ERO to evaluate healthy eating and physical activity levels in ECE services 29 January 2016 Hits: 1580
Will the Primary School Curriculum go the Early Childhood Way? 26 December 2015 Hits: 642
Voting by children on the shortlisted NZ Flag Options 15 December 2015 Hits: 760
Male Teachers' Meeting and Plans for the Next EC-Menz Summit in 2016 16 November 2015 Hits: 691
Not all teachers supported to provide quality early childhood education, survey reveals 07 October 2015 Hits: 1463
ERO investigating leak of infant and toddler communicators and explorers report 10 August 2015 Hits: 1452
Vulnerable children: Messages for ECE teachers and services from the Growing Up in NZ Study 29 July 2015 Hits: 1532
Problem with Education Official's Reassurance to ECE Service Owners 29 July 2015 Hits: 1116
Four big changes to teacher registration and dealing with misconduct 28 July 2015 Hits: 2235
Kindercare acquired by global private markets investment management firm 20 July 2015 Hits: 1412
Profit-Driven Early Childhood Education is Flourishing 02 July 2015 Hits: 3091
More childcare the focus for early childhood education budget 21 May 2015 Hits: 2625
New parental leave package to benefit more families financially 01 April 2015 Hits: 1340
New requirements for child protection, child abuse policies and worker checks 31 March 2015 Hits: 2273
Kidicorp is no longer a commercial ECE operation 27 March 2015 Hits: 3179
Year of the Sheep or Year of the Goat? 26 February 2015 Hits: 1374
Adam Buckingham - early childhood teacher extraordinaire 04 February 2015 Hits: 6052
What could be done to prevent another tragedy like the Whanganui heatstroke toddler death? 21 January 2015 Hits: 3593
Kidicorp moves into the home-based ECE market 10 December 2014 Hits: 2387
Employment case highlights risks for nannies, educators, and families 01 December 2014 Hits: 2135
What's going to happen to ECE: The Ministry's Briefings to the Minister 12 November 2014 Hits: 3746
Where have all the sessional kindergartens and childcare centres gone? 10 November 2014 Hits: 2807
For ECE, little hope of positive change from National post-election 21 September 2014 Hits: 11273
Popularity of Lower Level ECE Teaching Qualifications Challenging Level 7 ECE Teacher Qualifications 24 July 2014 Hits: 2776
Charter Schools Likely to Include Preschoolers 01 July 2014 Hits: 2162
ECE Participation for the Most Disadvantaged Children: Child Poverty Action Group Report 19 June 2014 Hits: 32643
Ministry releases data on Early Childhood Education complaints 05 June 2014 Hits: 1601
Fees Incorrectly Treated as Donations - Inland Revenue Investigating 29 May 2014 Hits: 1644
Confidence in the early childhood education sector eroding further ahead of this year's election 20 May 2014 Hits: 1900
Budget 2014 spending increases and new initiatives for the Early Education (ECE) Sector 15 May 2014 Hits: 16226
NZ Tertiary College lets students (and the ECE sector) down - Ombudsman ruling released 12 May 2014 Hits: 5444
Childcare and kindergarten employment practices - ERO Report 10 May 2014 Hits: 1713
Ministry’s move on complaints a small step in the right direction 06 May 2014 Hits: 1307
Home-Based ECE Providers Reminded To Make Sure Educators are Paid For Their Work 14 April 2014 Hits: 1703
Child Bitten 9 Times at Early Childhood Learning Centre 16 March 2014 Hits: 3546
Sponsors needed to help fund grants to invite men into the traditionally women's profession of ECE 10 March 2014 Hits: 2462
Returning to work mothers prefer known carer to look after their first child in the home 06 March 2014 Hits: 22050
Early Childhood Education System One of the Most Sexist 04 March 2014 Hits: 1814
Identifying Which ECE Services Produce Higher Educationally Achieving Children 11 February 2014 Hits: 1857
A Trial of Flexible ECE (out-of-hours and weekend) Fails to Meet Targets for Participation 10 February 2014 Hits: 1455
Maturity is a Better Indicator of School Readiness than a Child’s Age or Ability to Read, Write and Count 10 February 2014 Hits: 1624
Digital TV Switchover Fails Children 05 December 2013 Hits: 1306
Optimism in the Early Childhood Sector is Disappearing 03 December 2013 Hits: 936
Re-think of NZ Government ECE Policies and Practices Needed Says ECE Sector 21 November 2013 Hits: 1041
NZ Teachers Council to be Replaced by a New Group With Government Appointed Members 01 November 2013 Hits: 1556
First Kohanga Reo then it is … 17 October 2013 Hits: 2571
Complaints Suggest Problems with Quality Control in the Early Childhood Sector 09 October 2013 Hits: 3751
MY ECE to Help Parents Make Informed Early Childhood Education Choices 26 September 2013 Hits: 3115
What's Happening to the Cost of Childcare / ECE 20 September 2013 Hits: 2380
ECE in Australia Will Have a Voice in the Highest Place Over the Next Few Years 11 September 2013 Hits: 7267
Early Childhood Education Services Not Doing Enough to Promote Sign Language 04 September 2013 Hits: 2118
Rest Home Worker's Employment Court Case Could Pave Way for Challenges to Pay Rates in Early Childhood Education 30 August 2013 Hits: 2360
Bullying Believed to Start Very Young in Early Childhood Education 15 August 2013 Hits: 2520
New Consumer Affairs Guide on Safe Products for Babies and Children and Home Safety 15 August 2013 Hits: 2468
How Well is Government Doing in the Regions with its Target to Get More Parents to Use Childcare/ECE? 19 July 2013 Hits: 2462
Plans to Review the Home-based Sector Shelved 05 July 2013 Hits: 2319
Early Childhood Teacher Censured by Teachers' Council for Stealing Food From Children 04 July 2013 Hits: 5932
Report on Canterbury EC Services Experiences Post Earthquakes 24 June 2013 Hits: 5313
New ERO Reports on Te Whariki Implementation and ECE Service Priorities for Children's Learning 28 May 2013 Hits: 3850
Adult Daughter of Centre Supervisor Banned From Centre 28 May 2013 Hits: 2558
Kindercare Told Off By Employment Relations Authority 23 May 2013 Hits: 4501
NZ's Largest Private ECE Centre Chain Purchases Kiwicare Auckland Centres 23 May 2013 Hits: 2759
The Days of the NZ Teachers Council as We Know it Look Numbered 20 May 2013 Hits: 3260
Budget 2013 - Spending Increases, Cuts, and Implications for the ECE Sector 16 May 2013 Hits: 2449
ERO Confirms Planned Changes for ECE Centre Reviews and Reporting 07 May 2013 Hits: 1912
ECE Teacher Finalist in Annual Green Ribbon Awards 05 May 2013 Hits: 3084
How Long Parents Spend Caring For Their Children Each Day 16 April 2013 Hits: 2880
Vaccinations Provided En-Masse at Christchurch Daycare 12 April 2013 Hits: 2972
NZ Rated Poorly in UNICEF Report on Child Well-Being 11 April 2013 Hits: 2753
An Australian Parenting Expert says ECE/Childcare is Bad for Children in his Latest Book 11 April 2013 Hits: 3014
Government Decides ECE Participation is a Social Obligation. How People and Services May Adjust and Respond 10 April 2013 Hits: 13734
Scholarship Scheme to Invite Men into Early Childhood Education – A First for NZ 25 March 2013 Hits: 4241
Latest Survey Shows ECE Sector Keen For Govt to Focus on Improving Standards and Putting Children First 18 March 2013 Hits: 2557
Pasifika Families Targeted to Help Government Reach its Better Public Service Goal of 98% percent Participation in ECE 22 February 2013 Hits: 3054
Serious Child Harm Cases at Early Childhood Education Centres this Week 22 February 2013 Hits: 6120
Early Childhood Centres Could Be Reviewed as Infrequently as Every Four Years 07 February 2013 Hits: 3656
Mother Ordered to Pay Almost $6,000 for Sacking a Casual Nanny 02 February 2013 Hits: 3862
Calls for More Monitoring of Disabled Children in Early Childhood Education 01 February 2013 Hits: 5007
New Home-based ECE Business Lobby Group Forms 13 January 2013 Hits: 3443
NZ's Secretary for Education Lesley Longstone Resigns 19 December 2012 Hits: 4344
Parents of Children with Disabilities Struggle to Access Quality ECE Support 19 December 2012 Hits: 7300
Participation in ECE Evidence Booklet 17 December 2012 Hits: 7505
Home-Based ECE Sector Review by the Ministry of Education 2012/13 12 December 2012 Hits: 3448
Children with Special Needs in ECE – ERO Evaluation Findings 11 December 2012 Hits: 8269
High Public Satisfaction with Kindergartens 08 December 2012 Hits: 6890
Participation in ECE (but Not ECE itself) is Associated With Greater Weight Gain in Children 29 November 2012 Hits: 7257
Technology Use and Internet Safety in ECE 29 November 2012 Hits: 7829
The Direction ECE Is Being Taken by Government: Key Points from the Ministry of Education’s Annual Report 2012 23 November 2012 Hits: 7480
Better Guidance on How to Decrease the Risk of Food-Related Choking in Young Children 13 November 2012 Hits: 9480
Controversial Three Storey Childcare Centre with Astroturf Playgrounds on Each Level Opens 13 November 2012 Hits: 7959
Qualified Early Childhood Teachers Paid Less than the Centre Cleaners 13 November 2012 Hits: 7206
Crown Should Apologise for Failures in its Treatment of Kōhanga Reo, says Waitangi Tribunal 18 October 2012 Hits: 3154
Christchurch To Lose Early Childhood Teacher Training Provider 17 October 2012 Hits: 2811
Australians Recognising the Value of Employers Investing in Staff Children and Childcare 07 October 2012 Hits: 7285
Welcome to NZEI's New President - Judith Nowotarski 05 October 2012 Hits: 8015
Latest Figures on the Costs of Providing ECE, the Cost Drivers, Revenue Sources and Volunteer Contributions 19 September 2012 Hits: 2102
ECE to be Compulsory for Children from 3 years until Entry to School 11 September 2012 Hits: 4802
Male Teachers Needed to Bring Diversity and Add to the Quality of ECE 07 September 2012 Hits: 10548
Proposals to Reduce Child Poverty for Under 6s are Welcome but more Debate is Needed 28 August 2012 Hits: 4475
What's all the Fuss About Playdough? 27 August 2012 Hits: 11911
Government Better Public Service Action Plan for ECE Short-sighted 23 August 2012 Hits: 1991
OECD’s Latest Report Gives Direction for Improving NZ’s ECE Curriculum Te Whāriki 15 August 2012 Hits: 4346
Children Attending Two Kindergartens is Okay by Kindergarten Assn Rules 15 August 2012 Hits: 5316
Parental Involvement in Childhood Education 15 August 2012 Hits: 9362
ECE Funding System Changes in NZ and Australia 06 August 2012 Hits: 5336
Teaching Children about Competition and to Want to Achieve 02 August 2012 Hits: 5192
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: 54690
Qualified Teachers 100% - NZCA Study 29 July 2012 Hits: 7994
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: 2805
Waitangi Tribunal Claim by the Te Kohanga Reo National Trust – Arguments from Both Sides of the Table 25 July 2012 Hits: 2017
ECE Funding System Changes 17 July 2012 Hits: 2714
Greater Transparency in the Pipeline for the Education Ministry's Early Childhood Advisory Committee (ECAC) 03 July 2012 Hits: 2730
Advisory Groups Call For More Regulation & Better Quality Through Emphasis on Compliance and Teacher Qualification 26 May 2012 Hits: 2839
Budget 2012 - Spending Changes and Implications for the ECE Sector 24 May 2012 Hits: 10469
Government Budget 2012 ECE Pre-Announcements 21 May 2012 Hits: 5666
Proposal to Track Child Attendance in ECE and Integrate with Health Data 18 May 2012 Hits: 3016
University of Canterbury Planning to Close a Centre that is Losing Money 16 May 2012 Hits: 2432
NZ Education Ministry Call for ECE Funding Advisers 09 May 2012 Hits: 2402
ERO Report Highlights Lack of True Partnership with Māori Families in Early Childhood Education 08 May 2012 Hits: 2093
Extending Paid Parental Leave 18 April 2012 Hits: 5910
"No Time for Gloom" in ECE Teacher-Led Services 29 March 2012 Hits: 2816
Are Nannies and Families Right to Complain about Being Treated in the Same Way as Other Licensed ECE Settings? 29 March 2012 Hits: 4792
Parents view ECE services as Childcare because of mother's work or study commitments 29 March 2012 Hits: 8298
Demand for ECE Teachers Drops 22 March 2012 Hits: 8534
The Worst and the Best Employers of Men 21 March 2012 Hits: 3873
Scaring Single Parents on the DPB About a Lack of Quality Childcare 13 March 2012 Hits: 2639
Early Childhood Services to Become the Primary Evaluators of Themselves as ERO Changes its Role 08 March 2012 Hits: 3378
Ministerial Inquiry into How a Convicted Sex Offender Came to Be Working in Schools: A Wake-Up Call 29 February 2012 Hits: 5017
Keeping Up With Research Can Be Hard but MIT Early Childhood Staff Show Commitment 27 February 2012 Hits: 2427
New Government Working Groups to Provide Advice on Improving ECE Quality 10 February 2012 Hits: 3548
Family First Calls for a Change in the Use of 'Daycare' - Early Childhood Education 08 February 2012 Hits: 2955
Same Old – Same Old. Treasury Advice on Targeting ECE Funding Assistance but is the Government Listening? 06 February 2012 Hits: 3043
Ministry of Education's Advice on ECE Funding and Policy for the New Education Minister 05 February 2012 Hits: 3350
ERO Findings on ECE Curriculum Support of Children's Social-Emotional Competence 02 February 2012 Hits: 3535
How Good is the Teaching Children Get in Early Childhood Education? 18 January 2012 Hits: 7025
Childcare Warning: Dangers of New Year Partying 29 December 2011 Hits: 2615
Early Childhood Education & Childcare Under a New National Government 28 November 2011 Hits: 5116
Fears for the Future in the Early Childhood Sector 01 November 2011 Hits: 2890
Survey Results Out: What Govt Should do for Children & ECE 19 October 2011 Hits: 2970
National's ECE Policy Intentions - Review Use of Te Whariki, Change Funding, Set Up More Advisory Groups, etc 14 October 2011 Hits: 5137
Party Policies for Early Childhood Education Just Over One Month Out From the Election 11 October 2011 Hits: 3844
Competent Learners Study Shows ECE Doesn't Have Significant Long-Term Benefit for NZ Kids 29 September 2011 Hits: 3336
Kidicorp, One of NZ's Largest Providers of Early Childhood Education, Purchases ABC Learning Centres 26 September 2011 Hits: 4135
Developing Policy for Gifted Children 25 September 2011 Hits: 2567
Sun Protection Taken Seriously but Better Policies & Practices Needed 21 August 2011 Hits: 2197
Minister Comes Clean on ECE Taskforce Purpose and Playcentre is Saved 05 August 2011 Hits: 2927
Daddy Daycare Planned 05 August 2011 Hits: 2672
Govt Green Paper on Vulnerable Children 27 July 2011 Hits: 2948
Gifted Learners Found in Every ECE Service 07 July 2011 Hits: 2860
Government's ECE Taskforce Report Now Out 01 June 2011 Hits: 3182
Research Backs Dame Lesley Max on Link Between Child Aggression & ECE 29 May 2011 Hits: 5474
Kindergartens to get More Funding than other Community-Based Services 20 May 2011 Hits: 2005
Early Childhood Education Comes Out as A Winner in Budget 2011: Or Does It? 19 May 2011 Hits: 2893
Commercial Approach to ECE Provision Fails Children: Salvation Army Report 27 April 2011 Hits: 2073
Childcare Services & Providers to Face Stiff New Fines For Poor Practices 24 March 2011 Hits: 3857
From 50 to 150 children or up to 75 babies - Centre Regulation Changes Announced 04 March 2011 Hits: 1957
Children's Commission Inquiry into Under 2s in Non-Parental ECE Childcare 23 February 2011 Hits: 3183
A Few More Few Good Men 21 February 2011 Hits: 3504
Children's Day an Occasion Not to Be Overlooked 21 February 2011 Hits: 5251
Reactions to Teachers’ Council Position on ECE Teachers and Registration 11 February 2011 Hits: 15230
High Court Ruling Implications for Parents Who Stay Home 24 December 2010 Hits: 2045
More Babies in ECE and Big Increase in Family Daycare Enrolments: What are the Risks? 24 December 2010 Hits: 3055
Changes in Funding for Students & Provisionally Registered Teachers 01 December 2010 Hits: 3701
Kindergarten Assn to make Staff Redundant Ahead of Govt Funding Cut 25 October 2010 Hits: 2121
Builders of New Early Childhood Services to Face an Incompatible Situation 04 October 2010 Hits: 4423
'Lost in Transition' - ECE and Educational Achievement 23 September 2010 Hits: 3188
Kindergarten Girl Nearly Strangled: Teacher Performs CPR 01 September 2010 Hits: 2526
ECE Funding Cutback Protest - Tauranga 31 August 2010 Hits: 2579

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