Where can I go tobook an event?
Go directly to our
Calendar of Events
to register for an event
This section provides you with information on events as well as the opportunity to register for the event(s) of your choice.
What you need to register for an ECC event:
Annual Art Competition
For Centre Owners/Managers
ECC Members! As a member of the World Forum Alliance, we receive a special rate for attending the 2017 World Forum. Please use the below link to register with our special ECC rate.
The ECC annually holds an Art Award celebrating the imagination, talent and artistic skill of our children (and teachers).
Each year we have a different theme. This year's theme is:
'Why I love going to my early childhood centre’
The competition is simple and straight forward:
Entries will be judged on their originality, the age range of the artists involved, use of colour, extent of adult direction and connection to the theme. Other media may be used in the entry, but caution should be taken over the transportability of the entry. The entry that is received is the entry that will be judged.
Prizes are sponsored. The top entry is awarded a prize consisting of up to $250.00 in cash and products and services to a value of $250.00 - so a total prize package of $500 in value.
There is also a sponsored “People's Choice Award”, with a $100 cash prize. This award is voted by participants at the ECC Annual Conference.
To find out more and download the entry form click here.
The ECC offer a range of professional development workshops for centre owners and managers, and their teaching staff.
All workshops are four hours/half day.
Our workshops are practical and focussed on your being able to apply new skills and ideas when you get back to your centre.
Plan your PD! As an ECC member, you not only get access to special rates or workshops in your area,
$98* for ECC members $130* for non-ECC members
…but ECC members can also plan ahead and “pre-purchase your workshop registrations, spreading the payments over the year to coincide with your government pay-outs.
Good Governance – a great workshop for community-owned centre committees and management; learn what good governance is, the systems, policies and processes you need to have in place and how to ensure those with governance responsibilities and those with management responsibilities work effectively together. The workshop includes:
In-House Training is available for these workshops. We can create a course that is tailored to your needs. For more details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 0800 742 742 option 3 for more information.
Strategic Planning – ensure your centre has a clear sense of direction. Answer four simple questions to develop an effective strategic plan for your centre.
The workshop includes:
Marketing in a Competitive Environment – in an ever-increasingly competitive market, with new centres popping up and new enrolments harder to get, learn how to define your target market and compete effectively – even with the big boys!
This workshop includes:
Business Planning – set up an operational plan for your centre that seeks to achieve your strategic goals; includes basic budgeting.
Managing People – covers the systems and approach involved in managing staff in an ECE centre, from recruitment and induction, to management, performance issues and termination.
Performance Review/Appraisals – how to set up a complete performance review or appraisal system for your centre for all staff, aligning job performance expectations with ongoing professional development.
Health & Safety in ECE Centres – how to structure a health and safety system at your centre that complies with new requirements
Financial Management – learn how to budget effectively, how to use benchmarks, manage your finances effectively, set and achieve financial targets.
Compliance – learn what the rules are you need to abide by to run a successful childcare centre, and how to set up your systems and processes to ensure you comply with these rules. Covers Ministry of Education licensing requirements, ERO requirements, Teachers Council, Health & Safety, and more!
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In-Centre Professional Learning and Development is available for these workshops. We can create a course that is tailored to your needs.
For more details, contact email@example.com or phone 0800 742 742 option 3 for more information.
Inclusive Practice in ECE
Supporting Effective Transition in-centre and to school
Introduction to Open to Learning Conversations
The Blue Book is the ECC’s handbook to guide teachers through their registration and re-registration. It also helps teachers to plan their ongoing professional development and prepare for appraisals. This workshop focuses on utilising this resource and is hosted by the ECC.
5-out-of-5 Leadership in ECE
A joint ECC/NZCA workshop series that focuses on four elements of effective ECE leadership. Each workshop deals with a single element in depth. Go here for more information.
First Aid Refresher Courses
This first aid refresher course enables teachers to maintain their first aid skills and to comply with Ministry and teacher registration requirements. It is facilitated by St John. For more information, go here.
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These are informal meetings for centre managers to discuss issues and share experiences. A forum where centre managers may share ideas, solutions and concerns.
The ECC National Office helps to co-ordinate these meetings around the country. Wherever possible, members of the ECC National Executive and National Office staff will attend if available.
For more information on a Centre Manager Regional Network meeting near you, contact 0800 742 742 option 2 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Go to our Calendar of Events to register for the Centre Manager Network Meeting of your choice.