Monday, July 18, 2011

ECE Task Force - Implications for Playcentre

Here is a link to a new Blog I set up to share information about the potential impact on Playcentres of the recommendations of the Task Force.

Monday, June 6, 2011

ECE Task force report

Here is a link to information from ChildForum on the taskforce report

It is an in-depth report with a range of potential consequences for the sector, depending on how the Minister uses the findings.

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Third Update from the ECE Taskforce

Here is the latest report from the taskforce. The final report is due to go to the Ministry of Education at the end of this month.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Outcomes of Quality ECE

Here is a really useful collection of links to research on benefits of ECE.

Margaret May and the value of ECE

I have just watched Margaret's EDTalk and decided to share it. Other relevant links are included in ICT Fun and Learning for ECE">

Margaret is a Kindergarten teacher at Greenhithe Kindergarten in Auckland, NZ and was, until recently, a part of the ECE ICT professional learning programme run by Core Education. This programme ceased last year as one of the many ECE casualties in a Budget re-shuffle under the new government.

Monday, January 10, 2011


In catching up on some blog reading I came across this comment from a child at a Kindergarten here in NZ.Follow the link back to the Mangere Bridge Kindergarten Blog.

When asked how she made such intricate artwork Naomi answered "Because I knowed how to do it and I know how to learn