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These articles and announcements are on pertinent issues and happenings.

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Government Better Public Service Action Plan for ECE Short-sighted

August 23, 2012. The Government’s Better Public Service Action Plan target to have 98% of…

Serious Child Incidents at Centres this Week

February 22, 2013. Two cases of serious child harm at early childhood centres have been…

ECAC: Problems with the Ministry of Education’s Early Childhood Advisory Committee

July 3, 2012. For many years the Ministry of Education has operated an Early Childhood…

School Starting Age Politics vs Research

March 26, 2018. In NZ, school entry age is a strongly contested political issue. National…

Covid-19 Updates

The latest on Covid-19 updates. Level 3 in all Auckland 25 August 2020: Level 3…

Centre Manager Abuse of Children

Centre Manager Abuse. July 31, 2017. As early childhood centre manager Lynn Abraham, who smacked…

Christchurch Shooting: How to Best Support Children

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

Kidicorp Wayne Wright Purchases ABC Centres

September 26, 2011. Kidicorp Limited, a former NZX company and New Zealand’s largest private provider…

Te Whāriki and How it Compares to the Australian Early Years Framework

Te Whāriki and EYF. May 20, 2013. This article puts Te Whāriki and EYF (the…

Early Childhood Council Centre Had Multiple Licence Breaches*

Early Childhood Council President, Darius Singh, and Centre Issues. The Ministry of Education uncovered regulatory…

Parents and Caregivers Barred from Early Childhood Services

Parent vaccination issues. November 19, 2021. How many parents and caregivers will be limited from…

Budget 2022 – What’s in it for Early Childhood Education?

Budget 2022 Commentary and Analysis. May 19, 2022. There are slim pickings for early childhood…

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