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Before There Was a Plan for Managing Covid-19 Early Childhood Education Sector Views

Covid-19 Early Childhood Education Sector Views – risks cannot yet be well managed in ECE…

ECE Sector Confidence Survey 2019

The latest and only pre-Budget survey of the early childhood sector has found that the…

Choking on Apple: A Tragic Incident

Choking on apple: A tragic incident in early childhood education and care in NZ  This…

The Descriptive Quality of Kindergarten, Kōhanga Reo, Childcare, and Playcentre

Descriptive quality – A values based approach to defining quality. By Dr Sarah Alexander. Paper…

Pay Parity Campaign Booklet

Pre-school teachers often earn far less than they could elsewhere with their levels of education.…

About the ECE Sector Employment National Survey

ECE Sector Employment Survey. A Description. The ECE Employment Survey is an internal industry survey.…

Best Evidence Synthesis on Quality Teaching – Early Foundations

Quality Teaching Best Evidence. By Dr Sarah Alexander.  Seven characteristics of quality teaching to support…

“Purple People-Eater” or Early Childhood Education Quality Assurance?

“Purple People-Eater” or Early Childhood Education Quality Assurance? The early childhood centre charter was thought…

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