Recently the commercial lobby made two big claims regarding the
Our position is that all teaching staff in the minimum adult:child ratio must be early childhood qualified teachers. Early childhood specialist training is essential because infants and young children do not have a voice. This age group is most vulnerable.
ECE teachers are trained and qualified in the care and health needs of babies, toddlers, and young children. They have undertaken supervised practice in ECE settings before gaining their qualification. They have studied such things as: early childhood development; theories of early learning; ECE curriculum content and delivery; assessment of learning appropriate to infants and young children; fostering partnership with parents, family and whānau; language acquisition; encouraging development of positive pro-social behaviours; team-teaching; regulations and licensing criteria for early childhood education.
Devaluing the ECE Teaching Qualification. By David Haynes. September 15, 2020. The Early Learning Action Plan (the ELAP) has, as its third objective: “Teaching staff
100% Qualified Teacher Funding Band. May 19, 2020. The re-introduction of a 100% qualified teacher funding band is good news for centres that currently have
Benefit of ECE Qualified Teachers. By Arwen Hann. July 29, 2012. New research suggests children are better off in early childhood centres that have 100
Evidence on staff qualification level. Previous research has demonstrated a strongly positive link between staff in the teacher:child ratio with higher levels of general education
Field-based Teacher Education. By Arwen Hann. January 11, 2011. One of the best ways student teachers can improve their skills is by putting their learning
Pedagogy and the Difference ECE Training Makes. By Dr Mary Moloney. November 27, 2010. This article, drawn from a PhD study, explores understandings of the concept