The Big Issues

Here we identify the big issues in the early childhood sector.

Our position on each issues is also stated.

Lots of information, data, and articles are provided to assist you to learn about what’s happened, challenges, and changes.

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The Big ECE Issues in the Early Childhood Sector

Survey of Confidence in the Ministry of Education’s Complaints Process

Confidence in the Complaints Process. By Sarah Alexander. September, 2014. This report discusses the results…

Allowing Parents to Alleviate their Guilt by Paying for Being Late

Free childcare or charging a fee. By Sarah Alexander.   A ground-breaking study, published in…

The ‘Family Partnership Model’

Family Partnership Model / Integrated Service Delivery Approach. By Arwen Hann.  July 17, 2012. Most…

Lower Pay is Still Lower Pay Even if it’s Called “Pay Parity”

The Table below shows the salary attestation pay rates to take effect from1 January 2023…

A Working-at-Home Dad, Using Centre and Home-based Care

A Dad’s View on Early Childhood Education. By Scott Lancaster. July 14, 2011. As not…

Teaching A Women-Only Profession? NZ Annual Review of Education

Teaching – A Women Only Profession. The statistics on teacher gender show a continuing downward…

Our Position on Teacher Gender and What we Have Done

The OECE’s position on teacher gender. Our position on teacher gender is that men must…

“Future for Children” First National Early Childhood Policy Forum 2008

Held at the National Library of NZ, Wellington, 2008. A full copy of the Proceedings…

“Future for Children” Second National Early Childhood Policy Forum 2011

At the 2011 forum we focused on early childhood education and care policy, and in particular…

Treasury Advice to Target Early Childhood Funding to Those Who Would Benefit

Target Early Childhood Funding. By Sarah Alexander. February 6, 2012. The New Zealand Treasury has…

20-Hours Free ECE Funding – Analysis of the Policy

Analysis of 20-Hour Free ECE Funding Policy. By Sarah Alexander.  June 6, 2007. On 1…

How to Achieve 8% Male Early Childhood Teachers – The Example of Norway

Male Teacher Target in Norway. By Dr Sarah Alexander. April 21, 2013. In Norway children…

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