The primary purpose of the Early Childhood Council is to represent the interests of independently owned early childhood centres in New Zealand, and to promote the provision of quality early childhood education services.
"While early childhood professionals are naturally a hardy group of people, we regularly draw on our resilience and strength. If we don't replenish these, we'll burn out. To avoid this, we must continually nurture our resilience."
In his new book, Doing the Right Thing for Children, Maurice Sykes explains why a priority concern for early childhood leaders should be promoting social justice.
SELO is a collaborative Ministry approach in strengthening early learning opportunities for children, whānau, families and communities.
The first results from the Kai Time in ECE Survey are available. The survey collected information about food, nutrition and physical activity practices and policies for 3-4 year olds.
Child protection policies will need to contain provisions on identifying and reporting child abuse and neglect. ECE centres however are already required to have child protection policies in place, is yours up-to-date?
The Ministry of Education has decided to accept electronic record-keeping
To download presentations from this year's ECC Conference, click here. For teacher and centre manager workshops, including First Aid Refresher, click here.