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Kindergarten featured at regional Festivals of Education

20 March 2014

Kindergarten featured at regional Festivals of Education

Kindergarten will feature at the Auckland, Wellington and Canterbury Festivals of Education being organised by the Ministry of Education. The Festivals of Education coincide with the OECD International Summit on the Teaching Profession hosted in Wellington on the 28th and 29th of March.

Kindergarten associations have been involved in the planning of the Festivals and kindergarten will be showcased in a variety of ways including: hosting an actual kindergarten session within the event; presenting interactive ICT, literacy and environmental exhibits; participating on panels; and in Christchurch, presenting a video to illustrate some of the teaching and learning that happens at kindergarten.

“We are pleased that kindergarten is involved in the Festivals of Education,” said Clare Wells, Chief Executive of New Zealand Kindergartens. “The event provides an opportunity to celebrate our education system in New Zealand and early childhood education’s critical role within it, and consider how we build on those strengths for the future.”

The international forums provide an opportunity to celebrate early childhood education in Aotearoa New Zealand. New Zealand has been recognised as a world leader in early childhood education (ECE). Our bi-cultural national ECE curriculum, Te Whariki, our commitment to a highly professional, qualified ECE teacher workforce, the integration of education and care in policy and funding for 20 hours ECE for all families, and the high participation rates among three and four year olds all reflect excellence in the provision of early childhood education.

Kindergarten is a leader in the early childhood education sector. For 125 years, kindergarten has been committed to providing exceptional early childhood education to children, families and communities. Employing 100% qualified, registered teachers, involving parents and whānau and making kindergarten affordable and accessible to all families have been the hallmarks of kindergarten since the first service opened its doors in Dunedin in 1889.

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