The recommendations from the ECE advisory groups; Improving quality of ECE services sector-wide and Improving quality of ECE services for children aged less than two years have been announced by the Minister of Education today.
25 May, 2012
Raising quality in early childhood education
Education Minister Hon Hekia Parata has today released a series of recommendations on how to improve the quality of early childhood education (ECE).
The recommendations are the findings of two advisory groups which were established in January of this year to focus on improving the quality of ECE services, particularly for those children under the age of two.
“I welcome the recommendations and thank the advisory groups for identifying many practical solutions that can be implemented quickly.”
“All of our children deserve high quality ECE. The pre-school years are too critical in terms of learning and development to allow anything else. Parents need to be assured that their children are attending a quality service,’’ says Ms Parata.
“I have asked the Ministry of Education to provide me with advice on the recommendations.
“This will include considering which of the recommendations can be implemented in a shorter timeframe and which will require further work.
“I plan to make a further announcement in August to outline the next steps for these recommendations.”
The full recommendations of the Sector Advisory Group on improving quality for under two year olds in ECE are available at the following link