Recently the commercial lobby made two big claims regarding the
Promoting participation in ECE has featured in government policies for many years. But, we also know that too much time spent in any quality of ECE can be harmful for children.
What the articles in this section show is that we need to be supporting parents to have time to be parents and learn to parent well.
Supporting parents and families means providing accessible and affordable complementary early childhood care and education.
Is More Intensive Participation in ECE Better for Children? What the Research Says. The methodologically soundest/best research over the past 20 years on the effects of participation
Free childcare or charging a fee. By Sarah Alexander. A ground-breaking study, published in January 2000, on providing free childcare or charging a fee
Sessional ECE. By Sarah Alexander. November 10, 2014. Someday, part-day early childhood education services in NZ are likely to become akin to the moa and
Government initiatives promoting participation in early childhood education. April 9, 2014. Promoting participation in early childhood education has been a major policy platform under Labour
Children living in poverty. Report by Reg Ponniah. November 14, 2012. More than 200,000 New Zealand children are suffering from lack of sufficient food, warm
Who Cares for Baby? Women’s Preferences. A research paper. What are women’s preferences for the care of their infant? And how are their decisions for
Through their lens: An inquiry into non-parental education and care of infants and toddlers.Office of the Children’s Commissioner. 2011 Report. A far reaching and
A Dad’s View on Early Childhood Education. By Scott Lancaster. July 14, 2011. As not only a parent but also as someone who works from
A Mother’s View on the Push to Use Early Learning Centres. By Michelle Rush. 2011, Wellington. A reality I am seeing that worries me, is
At the 2011 forum we focused on early childhood education and care policy, and in particular on children’s rights and best interests. The Forum was held
Held at the National Library of NZ, Wellington, 2008. A full copy of the Proceedings of the Future for Children Forum, 2008. A copy of