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Case for quality in ECE strengthened by OECD report

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 15:23:09 +1200 | Early Childhood New Zealand

The latest OECD report on early childhood education underlines the case for 100 per cent qualified teachers, and casts the government’s repeated failure to restore funding for teaching staff in a poor light, says Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New ...More >>

OECD backs-up investing in quality ECE

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 13:11:12 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

OECD backs-up investing in quality ECE “The focus on high quality early childhood education (ECE) is welcome in the latest report from the OECD” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK). The report Starting Strong 2017 ...More >>

Government should focus on quality early childhood education

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 16:58:19 +1200 | Child Forum

Government should focus on quality and look closely at how spending ensures access for all children when it comes to early childhood education says the OECD More >>

SCHOLARSHIP CELEBRATES EDUCATOR’S LEGACY

Thu, 22 Jun 2017 10:22:46 +1200 | Eastern Institute of Technology

EIT Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) student Andrea Williams is the inaugural winner of a scholarship celebrating the educational legacy of Mary Pharazyn – a leading light in New Zealand’s Playcentre movement.More >>

Award-winning game makers confirmed for Games for Learning

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 13:50:51 +1200 | NZCER

The key players in the development of BAFTA award winning game, Never Alone, will be speaking at Games for Learning, a conference hosted by the New Zealand Council for Educational Research (NZCER) in August. More >>

Brand new school facilities enhance refugee education

Tue, 20 Jun 2017 10:46:45 +1200 | New Zealand Government

Associate Education Minister Tim Macindoe is today, on World Refugee Day, welcoming the opening of new education facilities at the Mangere Refugee Resettlement Centre in Auckland.More >>

Cholmondeley CEO on the Move

Tue, 13 Jun 2017 12:14:47 +1200 | Cholmondeley

After nearly eight years at the helm, and having guided Cholmondeley Children’s Centre through the Christchurch earthquakes and subsequent rebuild programme, Chief Executive Shane Murdoch is moving on.More >>

New approach accelerates literacy in bilingual children

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 13:36:14 +1200 | Auckland University

New research from the University of Auckland has shown that pupils in kura kaupapa Māori-language immersion schools who have English introduced to their lessons gain a better grasp of both languages.More >>

Opinion: Zero to hero – why we need phonics

Mon, 12 Jun 2017 11:45:01 +1200 | Massey University

Opinion: Zero to hero – why we need phonics more than ever in the digital age More >>

Pre-school to pay $265,500 for misleading parents

Thu, 8 Jun 2017 13:26:03 +1200 | Commerce Commission

Kowhai Montessori Pre-School Limited (Kowhai) was today ordered to pay a total of $265,500 after pleading guilty to charges that it misled parents about the amount of funding it was receiving under the Government’s early childhood education (ECE) ...More >>

Mazda Foundation gives back to Kiwis across the country

Wed, 7 Jun 2017 16:52:41 +1200 | Mazda Foundation

The first Mazda Foundation funding round for 2017 saw more than $60,000 donated to 29 Kiwis, community groups and charities across New Zealand. More >>

Early childhood education advocates demand equity

Fri, 2 Jun 2017 15:39:09 +1200 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Kathy Wolfe, Chief Executive of Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ), said that all early childhood education teachers deserved better funding, not only kindergarten teachers.More >>

Public spending needs to do more for Kiwi kids

Fri, 26 May 2017 16:43:30 +1200 | Barnardos

Barnardos says Budget 2017 will help some children, but more needs to be done so that all New Zealand children benefit from public spending. More >>

Early childhood education shocked but not surprised

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:46:47 +1200 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Today’s budget is extremely disappointing to an already embattled early childhood education (ECE) sector. The sector has learnt to expect little support for high quality ECE from the current government, nevertheless it has left early childhood teachers ...More >>

Budget 2017 cuts funding for children in ECE

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:33:27 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2017 has stripped funding from children in early childhood education for the seventh year in a row, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres.More >>

Budget 2017 cuts funding for children in ECC

Thu, 25 May 2017 16:11:07 +1200 | Early Childhood Council

Budget 2017 has stripped funding from children in early childhood education for the seventh year in a row, says New Zealand’s largest representative body of licensed early childhood centres. Early Childhood Council CEO Mr Reynolds said the funding ...More >>

Government fails ECE services – again

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:37:36 +1200 | New Zealand Kindergartens

Government fails ECE services – again “Once again the government has failed to increase the hourly rate to early childhood education (ECE) services,” said Clare Wells, chief executive New Zealand Kindergartens (NZK). “For the ECE sector it ...More >>

Education suffers in Budget 2017

Thu, 25 May 2017 15:35:06 +1200 | NZEI

Education is the loser in today’s Budget announcement, with early childhood services suffering the seventh straight year of a funding freeze, and an increase to the school operations grant that will not cover inflation. NZEI Te Riu Roa President Lynda Stuart ...More >>

Lower South Island ECE Centres Sold to Evolve Group

Mon, 22 May 2017 16:56:54 +1200 | Little Wonders Childcare

Little Wonders Childcare Group has entered a contract with Evolve Education Group Limited (Evolve) for the sale of six early childhood education (ECE) centres. More >>

Gate Pa Kindergarten to close

Tue, 16 May 2017 16:17:44 +1200 | Inspired Kindergartens

The Board of Inspired Kindergartens regrets to advise that Gate Pa Kindergarten will close at the end of Term 2 (7 July 2017) following a period of consultation with families and staff. Families were advised of the decision this afternoon. More >>

 
 
 
 
 
 
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