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Campbell Kindergarten and Karori Kids Protest Deferred

Thu, 9 Feb 2017 12:44:00 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Parents and children from Karori Kids Preschool and Campbell Kindergarten have decided to postpone the presentation of their petition asking the Minister to save the two centres following constructive talks with the Ministry of Education today. More >>

Save Karori Kids and Campbell Kindergarten – picnic

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 14:50:59 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

Parents and children from Karori Kids Pre-school and Campbell Kindergarten will gather at parliament on Thursday to present a petition to keep both centres open. More >>

Better Funding, Better Learning message hits heartland NZ

Tue, 7 Feb 2017 11:00:10 +1300 | New Zealand Educational Institute

Educators from early childhood to secondary school are heading into heartland New Zealand in a colourful campervan, taking the better funding for better learning message to every corner of the country this election year.More >>

Early Childhood Education target missed

Fri, 3 Feb 2017 10:41:37 +1300 | ChildForum

After all the effort and money spent towards getting 98% participation in early childhood education, the target has been missed, Education Minister Hekia Parata suggests. More >>

Labour and Greens put stake in the sand on education

Mon, 30 Jan 2017 13:47:01 +1300 | New Zealand Educational Institute

The commitment by Labour and Green leaders to properly fund education for all children has established education as a core election issue for voters this year, NZEI Te Riu Roa says.More >>

Early schooling proposal flawed for boys

Wed, 25 Jan 2017 09:18:29 +1300 | Big Buddy

Starting boys at school before they turn five will not do them any favours according to the co-authors of a new book on raising boys. More >>

Kindergarten children rewarded silver

Fri, 30 Dec 2016 15:04:44 +1300 | Bay of Plenty Regional Council

Greerton Village Kindergarten hosted a breakfast last week (SUBS: December 13) with children, teachers, parents, grandparents, volunteers and supporters to celebrate becoming a Silver Enviroschool.More >>

ECE standards are falling at the expense of participation

Fri, 23 Dec 2016 12:53:36 +1300 | Little School

Government action is needed to address falling quality in early childhood education (ECE) in New Zealand, says ECE specialist and businesswoman Maria Johnson. More >>

Te Anau subdivision to host new early childcare centre

Wed, 21 Dec 2016 11:39:35 +1300 | The Delta Te Anau

A new early childcare centre in popular Te Anau residential development The Delta is expected to ease the town’s burgeoning preschool education pressures. The centre, which will have capacity for up to 65 children aged zero to five, has recently been ...More >>

On the review of Te Whāriki - Lynley Tulloch

Mon, 19 Dec 2016 11:24:40 +1300 | Lynley Tulloch

Currently New Zealand’s internationally acclaimed Early Childhood Education (ECE) curriculum Te Whāriki He Whāriki Mātauranga mo ngā Mokopuna o Aotearoa is in the process of being updated. And it is not a just trivial tinkering of this world-class ...More >>

ERO finds hundreds of ECE services are substandard

Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:23:47 +1300 | NZEI

ERO finds hundreds of ECE services are substandard 18 December 2016 NZEI Te Riu Roa is concerned about the quality of safety, care and learning of thousands of young children enrolled in 220 ECE services identified as substandard.More >>

Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE) gets green light for PTE

Thu, 15 Dec 2016 14:56:59 +1300 | Early Childhood New Zealand

Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ) is pleased to announce that it has been granted approval by NZQA to deliver the Graduate Diploma of Teaching (ECE). More >>

Teachers ramp up funding call for quality ECE

Mon, 12 Dec 2016 15:43:28 +1300 | NZEI

North Shore Early Childhood teachers and parents will tomorrow join a new push to increase the funding for quality ECE as some children are waiting longer than 2 years for a place in a quality service.More >>

Funding for projects linking research and practice

Fri, 9 Dec 2016 13:58:24 +1300 | Teaching and Learning Research Initiative

Six projects have been funded in the Teaching and Learning Research Initiative (TLRI) 2016 funding round. More >>

Save Our Kindergarten, Save Our Centre

Thu, 8 Dec 2016 10:03:11 +1300 | Whanau Manaaki Kindergartens

The Karori community is rallying behind a campaign to save Campbell Kindergarten and Karori Kids childcare service while Victoria University is threatening to sell the land from under them. More >>

No More Seclusion In Schools!

Wed, 7 Dec 2016 10:47:35 +1300 | Autistic Collective

The Autistic Collective wholly supports the recent decision of the government to ban the practise of seclusion in schools. We also agree with statements made by Altogether Autism and the Human Rights Commission on the practise.More >>

Cuts to early childhood education revealed

Fri, 2 Dec 2016 09:24:38 +1300 | NZEI

Cuts to early childhood education funding have been confirmed by the latest Ministry of Education figures , which show annual per-child funding has dropped by more than $500 since 2009/10.More >>

Parata’s spin can’t hide cuts to early childhood education

Thu, 1 Dec 2016 16:40:58 +1300 | New Zealand Labour Party

No amount of spin from Hekia Parata can hide the fact that per-child funding for early childhood education has been steadily decreasing under the National government, Labour’s Education spokesperson Chris Hipkins says.More >>

Shocked and deeply saddened at news of child's death

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 17:08:25 +1300 | Early Childhood Council

Early Childhood Council shocked and deeply saddened at news a child has died at Auckland childcare centre More >>

Funding for children’s futures

Fri, 18 Nov 2016 16:43:45 +1300 | New Zealand Kindergartens

New Zealand Kindergartens Te Pūtahi Kura Puhou o Aotearoa (NZK) welcomes the second phase of the education system funding review. "We are encouraged the minister will continue to work with sector experts on this next stage" said chief executive Clare ...More >>


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