An eight week public consultation on the recommendations are made in the ECE Taskforce report. The consultation began on 15 June and ending on 8 August 2011 by an idependent panel of ECE taskforce members reporting to the Minister of Education.ECE together
ECE blogs and events to share. The space is provided by NZEI/Te Riu Roa, New Zealand Educational Institute.Education Gazette
The Education Gazette is published for the Ministry of Education by APN Educational Media Ltd and CWA New Media.Education Review Office
ERO reviews schools and early childhood education services every three years, and publishes national reports on current education practice.
Ministry of Education
New Zealand Ministry of Education site with detail areas on Early Childhood Education
New Zealand Childcare Association / Te Tari Puna Ora o Aotearoa
New Zealand Childcare Asssociation
New Zealand Council for Educational Research
An independent educational research organisation conducting research and providing research-based knowledge, advice, products, and services to everyone with an interest in education
New Zealand Home-Based Early Childhood Education Association
The New Zealand Home-based Early Childhood Education Association (formerly the Family Day Care Association) was formed in 1987 and is now established throughout the country.It is open to educators, caregivers, parents, coordinators, managers and anyone else with an interest in Home-based education and care.
The Ministry of Education new regulatory framework for early childhood education services can be downloaded,
Advocacy, policy and planning:
The interests and rights of every child and young person are recognised and each enjoys safety and security, good health and education, economic and sociocultural well-being and opportunities to actively participate in matters that affect them.
Community Law Centres
This site directs you on how to find a community Law centre, it has common questions anwered and also there is a Community Law manual online
Every Child Counts is a coalition of of individuals & organisations committed to securing a positive future for our future and our nation. Join us in working to ensure our children are placed at the centre of policy and planning.The coalition includes: Barnardos, Plunket, UNICEF, Save the Children, Te Kahui Mana Ririki and thousands of others working together to improve the status and wellbeing of New Zealand children.
OMEP (Organisation Mondiale pour l’Éducation Prescolaire/Organizacion Mundial para la Educación Preescolar/World Organisation for Early Childhood Education) is an international, non-governmental and non-profit organisation concerned with all aspects of early childhood education and care.
Speak-up for Education Project The Project is about speaking up so that every child gets the education they need. The site points you to the various conversations and information for parents, whanau, teachers, support staff & community leaders. There are various campaigns are run by NZEI/Te Riu Roa, New Zealand Educational Institute, for all education sectors, so you can have your say. Currently there is a thread on ECE budget cuts.
The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development‘s site contains an Introduction to International Early Childhood Care and Development, Arguments in Support of ECCD, Benefits of Early Childhood Programs, Complementary ECCD Programming Strategies, The Costs and Affordability of Early Childhood Care and Development Programs and Financing Early Childhood Programs. It also contains several basic documents prepared for the Education for All Mid-Decade Summit in Amman, Jordan.
The World Bank’s ABC for ECD is a knowledge base on Early Child Development designed to assist task managers, practitioners, program designers, and decision makers in their efforts to promote the healthy growth and development of children from birth to age eight. The four sections deal with what early childhood development (ECD) is and the theory underlying its techniques and programs, which benefits are gained from ECD interventions, how to design and run an ECD program and evaluate its efficacy, and how to do a cost-benefit analysis of an ECD program. Each of the four main sections contains an introduction, a sub-menu linking to further information, and links to related Internet sites.
UNESCO’s Early Childhood and Family Education Activities site is a comprehensive web site that focus on Early Childhood Education in general, and UNESCO`s activities in this field in particular. UNESCO undertakes actions in the area of Early Childhood and Family Education, Training of Early Childhood Personnel, Early Childhood Information/Documentation and Networking and Promotion of Early Childhood Research.
Inspired by the Victory Village story and the potential of creating “mini” bumping spaces, communities are creating “bumping spaces” through their decommissioned dental clinics in schools, and turning empty spaces into community places. “Learning by Doing” could be the phrase used to describe how these Hubs have create a place for people to meet, chat, contribute, learn and be introduced to other community resources. This has been done in such a way that each Hub has responded to the needs of their specific families.
Provides a range of programs & services including HIPPY (home-integrated programme for parents and youngsters), Studio MPHS (Hi Tech Youth Technology Studio), Break Away School Holiday Programs, Family Advocacy, Recycling & environmental projects, Project Twin Streams, Venue Hire.
Phone: 09 838 4820
Colwill Community Hub:
provides HIPPY , health, fitness and legal advice
West Harbour School Hub:
Royal Road Community Hub:
provides budgeting, computer training and health advice
contact: Paula Vaughan www.royalroad.school.nz/Site/RRS_Info_Central/Our_Community_Hub.ashx
Kelston Community Hub:www.facebook.com/pages/Kelston-Community-Hub/419226354785846
contact: Angela Calvert