Looking forward: Improving practice through self review
This study was undertaken using the Statement of Desirable Objectives and Practices, 1996 (DOPs), in particular DOP 10 (e), as a basis for evaluating how well services are meeting requirements. The Education (Early Childhood Services) Regulations 2008, integrate the DOPs and the Education (Early Childhood Centre) Regulations 1998 into one single set of regulations for all licensed services. See the Ministry of Education website for details of the new regulatory system.
Regardless of the licensing system under which an early childhood service is operating, services need to consider their provision for Māori children and their parents and whānau.