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.
The New Zealand Herald published a news story on its front page on Tuesday 21st April entitled: "Teaching our Youngest - fears profit put before kids"
See the ECC response to the outrageous claims
The Ministry has announced a number of changes and updates to the ECE Funding Handbook.
ECC wrote a letter to hon Michael Woodhouse (Minister of Police) with our concerns about the Policing cost recovery amendment bill. Read the letter here and tell us your views.
In accordance with our Constitution, nominations are now open for the ECC Executive.
Employers wishing to recruit school leavers have scored them below par for basic literacy and the use of English language in a recent survey conducted by the Employers and Manufacturers Association. They were also unhappy with school leavers’ problem solving, team work and communication skills.
Proposes to introduce user-pays for Police vet check reports. This bill is open now for submissions. Among other things, it suggests Police involvement in providing security at major events will go un-charged, while providing Police Vet Reports on childcare centre teachers will be user-pays!
Attend the ECC Conference 2015 - designed for center managers/owners and professional leaders.