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

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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 the survey results on future directions for early childhood policy and the early childhood sector. The survey included questions on teacher registration, training length, and the role of government in funding.

Overview of the Contents of the Proceedings

Investing in Early Childhood Education. Presentation by Hon Chris Carter Minister of Education 

Welcome to the Forum and an Outline of some Leading Issues and Questions. Presentation by Sarah Alexander

Early Childhood Education and Care under the UK’s Labour Government. Presentation by Prof Eva Lloyd (London)

The Early Start Home Visitation Programme. Presentation by Prof David M Fergusson

Questioning Contemporary Arrangements within Early Childhood Centres. Presentation by Dr Margaret Brennan

Choices Offered, Choices Chosen – Exploring Participation in Pasifika Early Childhood Centres.  Presentation by Pauline Luafutu-Simpson

A Mother’s View and Decisions on Childcare/ECE.  Presentation by Anna Dunn, G.P.

Researching Family Leisure: The Views and Opinions of Couples with Young Children. Presentation by Dr David Lamb

Supporting Parents through Early Childhood Centre Networks.  Presentation by Dr Avril Thesing

Supported Playgroups and School-Centred Community Hubs: Linking Children, Families and Communities.  Presentation by Dianne Jackson (Australia)

The Need for a Cross-Sector Approach to Improving Environments in Early Childhood Centres. Presentation by Mike Bedford

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