Free public resources

The Early Childhood Council has provided these free resources for the early childhood sector.

Webinars for Parents

The Early Childhood Council is hosting three sessions for parents and guardians of children in ECE. The last few months have seen huge changes to the way ECE is funded – changes which will be felt by parents and whānau. More details on the webinars below:

  • Webinar #1: Overview of the ECE Funding System and Pay Parity
    Tuesday 18 July – Register here
  • Webinar #2: Recent Changes in Budget 2023 and 20 Hours ECE
    Thursday 3 August – Register here
  • Webinar #3: Q&A with a Parent
    Tuesday 15 August – Register here

All webinars start at 7:30pm and run for approximately half an hour. There will be a short Q&A at the end of the webinars, so feel free to ask any questions. If all the questions cannot be answered during the event the ECC will publish written responses after the event on its website here.

We have written a template letter that centres can use to promote this series to their parents. You can view it here.

ECC received this letter titled '72' from a member on 22 November 2022, written to Minister of Education Hon Chris Hipkins. It calls on the need for Government funding if centres are to continue staying open.

ECC wrote this joint letter to the Minister with Best Start, Advocates for Early Learning Excellence, Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand and Counties Manukau Kindergarten Association to address the glaring teacher shortage and the market failure of relief teachers.

The ECC's 'Pay Parity for Parents' webinar held live on Facebook on 3 August 2022

Highlight from the ECC’s COVID-19 preparedness webinar on 9 February 2022

To support centres with the move to Phase 2 – featuring Dr Jin Russell speaking about the “purge technique” for ventilation. Something centre managers should consider for rooms that may need it (e.g. sleep rooms).

  • ECC Submission - Education Amendment Bill No 2 - Network Management: The ECC established a Network Management Working Group and ran an extensive consultation process involving both members and non-members. We developed the attached submission below and are speaking to the Select Committee on 2 March 2022
  • Public Health Statement - COVID-19: Defining goals and risks facing early learning in New Zealand by the pandemic - December 2021
  • Strengthening Omicron mitigation strategies in Early Childhood Education settings: This article discusses what is needed to protect young children and their families while we move through the next phase of the Covid-19 pandemic.

If you found this valuable and are interested in further member-only resources, you can find out more about joining the Early Childhood Council

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