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Here’s news and views on early childhood education.

These articles and announcements are on pertinent issues and happenings.

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Heritage Language of Aotearoa – the ‘New’ Target Language

Heritage Language Opinion Article. December 14, 2017. By Ngaroma M Williams, Rikke Betts and Chrissy…

Children with Disabilities Struggle to Access ECE Support

December 19, 2012. Children with disabilities and their parents can still struggle to access early…

Ministry of Education and ERO Fail to Stop Services Breaking Regulations

Opinion article. Dr Sarah Alexander. March 15, 2019. Many of us are surprised when an…

Pro-Gun Childcare Providers in NZ

April 10, 2018. Evolve Education Group and its industry body, the Early Childhood Council, support…

Advice on Administering Rapid Antigen Tests – Children and Staff

ECE Service Advice on Rapid Antigen Tests – Children and Staff. March 16, 2022. Key…

Mass Meeting on ECE Teacher Pay

There is to be an ECE Teacher Pay mass meeting on Sunday 14th July 3…

Staffing Regulations Unclear – Complaint to Parliamentary Select Committee

Unclear Regulations – the Change to the person responsible requirement. June 4, 20201. A complaint…

Tranche 1 of Regulation Changes

Tranche 1 Ministry of Education Regulation Changes. February 5, 2021. Wellington. We have pulled together…

What’s Going on with the Pay Claims

December 20, 2020. There’s a lot of misinformation and confusion. People who have not read…

Christchurch Shooting: How to Best Support Children

Another article highly recommended for everyone involved in early childhood education is: Fikriani, D. &…

Teacher Shortage is Not about a Lack of Teachers

Opinion article. November 1, 2018. Dr Sarah Alexander. According to the Early Childhood Council 30…

Research on Best Age to Start School

March 26, 2018. There is now proof that a child’s age on entry to school,…

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