About the Early Childhood Education Monograph Series
In New Zealand, many early childhood education services1 offer programmes that are aligned to particular educational philosophies, cultural identities or religions. When parents are choosing an early childhood service for their child, they may want to know about services with a special character.2
The Education Review Office (ERO) reviews all licensed early childhood services every three years and reports publicly on the quality of education and care that each service provides. ERO has used the findings from these reports3 to write the early childhood monograph series. The purpose of the series is to provide evaluative information about groups of services that have a special character. Parents can use this information along with the ERO report Early Childhood Education: A Guide for Parents, June 20064 to help them make decisions about which early childhood service best fits their needs and aspirations for their child.