Recently the commercial lobby made two big claims regarding the
The ECE funding system has developed in an ad-hoc way over the last three to four decades. Depending on your age, you may recall that childcare centres and home-based ECE used to operate on no public funding!
Today, ECE has become a big industry that is dependent on state subsidies. However, funding decisions rarely place the interests of children at the centre. Placing the interests of children at the centre of all funding decisions would, among other things, mean enabling parents to choose to use ECE for childcare or not. It would also mean providing universal access to fully funded high-quality education for at least a year or two before children start school.
Funding Not Going to Teachers and Children. October 6, 2019. Is it acceptable for an ECE company to cry for more public funds to enable
Early Childhood Education Funding Paid to Parents. By Dr Sarah Alexander. December 18, 2012 In November 2012 German politicians voted in a new childcare/ECE benefit
Target Early Childhood Funding. By Sarah Alexander. February 6, 2012. The New Zealand Treasury has been recommending for a number of years that funding in
Kindergarten funding is to be increased and made higher than other education and care centres. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Opinion Editorial. May 20, 2011. Kindergarten
$20m Funding Blunder – Overpayment of funding to Early Childhood Service Providers. By John Hartvelt. September 24, 2009. Senior public servants failed to pick up
Analysis of 20-Hour Free ECE Funding Policy. By Sarah Alexander. June 6, 2007. On 1 July 2007 the Government introduces up to 20 hours free