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  1. Appendix 2: ERO’s national evaluation reports about the early childhood sector

    Success for Māori Children in Early Childhood Services, May 2010Success for Māori Children in Early Childhood Services: Good Practice, May 2010Implementing Self Review in Early Childhood Services, January 2009Early Childhood Monograph Series: The Quality of Education and Care in Playcentres, January 2009Early Childhood Monograph Series: The Quality of Education and Care in Kindergartens, January 2009Early Childhood Monograph Series: The Quality of Education and Care in Home-based Early Childho...

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  2. Appendix 1: ERO's national evaluation reports

    2007 The Quality of Assessment in Early Childhood Education2009     Implementing Self Review in Early Childhood Services2010     Success for Māori Children in Early Childhood ServicesSuccess for Māori Children in Early Childhood Services: Good PracticeQuality in Early Childhood Services2011     Positive Foundations for Learning: Confident and Competent Children in Early Childhood ServicesLiteracy in Early Childhood Services: Teaching and LearningLiteracy in Early Childhood Servi...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/early-learning-curriculum/appendix-1-eros-national-evaluation-reports/

  3. Participation in early childhood education

    In each primary school ERO asked what the school knew about Pacific students’ early childhood education (ECE) attendance. Fourteen percent of the 173 primary schools said that all their Pacific students had attended ECE. In a further 30 percent of schools most Pacific students had participated in ECE, and 18 percent of schools reported that some had. In three schools no Pacific students had attended ECE. There was no information about this in the remaining 32 percent of primary schools....

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/promoting-pacific-student-achievement/participation-in-early-childhood-education/

  4. Introduction

    The IntroductionIn 2005, ERO evaluated the quality of self review and its contribution to improving outcomes for children in 168 early childhood services. ERO published a national evaluation report Self-review in Early Childhood Education Services, in December 2005. Since then the Ministry of Education has published guidelines to help services undertake self review. It was timely in 2008 for ERO to investigate the progress services were making in understanding the purpose of self review and w...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/implementing-self-review-in-early-childhood-services/introduction/

  5. Appendix 4: Prescribed Curriculum Framework

    Clauses 1-5 of this Gazette Notice published in September 2008 signalling the requirement to implement the Early Childhood Education Framework are set out below.Education (Early Childhood Education Curriculum Framework) Notice 2008[22]Pursuant to section 314 of the Education Act 1989 (as amended by the Education Amendment Act 2006), the Minister of Education gives the following notice:Notice Title and commencement – (1) This notice may be cited as the Education (Early Childhood Education Curr...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/working-with-te-whariki/appendix-4-prescribed-curriculum-framework/

  6. How early childhood education is regulated

    The Education Act 1989 (Section 308) defines early childhood education centres as all places regularly catering for the education or care of three or more children under six who are not children of the caregiver.All premises meeting this definition must be licensed in order to operate legally, and are required to follow the Education (Early Childhood Centres) Regulations 1998. These regulations cover things such as: basic curriculum; provision of adequate resources and equipment; records; health...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/early-childhood-education-a-guide-for-parents/how-early-childhood-education-is-regulated/

  7. To parents and caregivers

    This booklet is to help you make an informed decision about choosing an early childhood service that suits you and your child. When your child begins attending an early childhood service the separation of you and your baby or young child leave you feeling anxious. It is important that you feel as comfortable as possible that he or she will be well cared for. You will also want to know that the early childhood education your child receives will be of a high quality. New Zealand has many kinds of...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/early-childhood-education-a-guide-for-parents/to-parents-and-caregivers/

  8. Overview

    A Government priority for education is that every child achieves literacy and numeracy levels that enable success. A literate society is important for educational and economic reasons. There are also social, cultural, and personal benefits for children developing good literacy knowledge and practices. The Ministry of Education has highlighted literacy as a focus area of professional development in early childhood education stating that “Literacy and numeracy skills are the foundation for con...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/literacy-in-early-childhood-services-teaching-and-learning/overview/

  9. Appendix 3: References

    Alvestad, M., Duncan, J. and Berge, A. (2009). New Zealand ECE teachers talk about Te Whāriki. New Zealand Journal of Teachers’ Work, Volume 6, (1): 3-19. Cullen, J. (1996). The challenge of Te Whāriki for future developments in early childhood education. Delta, 48 (1): 113-125. Dalli, C. (2011). A curriculum of open possibilities: a New Zealand kindergarten teacher’s view of professional practice. Early Years 31 (3): 229-243. Retrieved from http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/095...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/working-with-te-whariki/appendix-3-references/

  10. About ERO

    IntroductionThe Education Review Office (ERO) is the New Zealand government department that evaluates and reports on the education and care of students in schools and early childhood services.ERO’s reports are used by parents, teachers, early childhood education managers, school principals and trustees, and by government policy makers.The Chief Review Officer formally designates individual review officers to carry out reviews in schools and early childhood centres. The functions and powers of...

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  11. Methodology

    ERO identified early childhood services for this report from education reviews in 576 services undertaken in Term 4, 2008 and Terms 1 and 2, 2009. Eight services were selected for a further visit to gather more in-depth information about specific practices that underpinned their provision for Māori children and their whānau. A kindergarten association, reviewed when ERO was undertaking a pilot study for its report Māori Children in Early Childhood: Pilot Study, July 2008, was also included in...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/success-for-maori-children-in-early-childhood-services-good-practice/methodology/

  12. ERO reviews of early childhood services and kōhanga reo

    For early childhood services and kōhanga reo having an ERO reviewThis page provides information for early childhood services and kōhanga reo having an ERO review. It also has links to the documentation most early childhood services will need before, during and after their review.Information about reviews and review documentation The documents used for some services ERO reviews can differ from those ordinarily used with early childhood services. Those needing different documentation include k...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/how-ero-reviews/ero-reviews-of-early-childhood-services-and-kohanga-reo/

  13. Next Steps

    ERO recommends that the Ministry of Education considers the findings of this report to: inform decisions about Equity Funding in its current review of ECE funding identify ways to increase early childhood services’ awareness of the expectations for use and requirements for reporting by early childhood services that receive Equity Funding. ERO recommends that early childhood services use the findings of this report to discuss and evaluate their use of Equity Funding....

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/use-of-equity-funding-in-early-childhood-services/next-steps/

  14. Introduction

    ERO evaluated how well early childhood services implemented processes that enabled them to identify and respond to the aspirations and expectations of parents and whānau of Māori children, and the extent to which they focused on realising Māori children’s potential to become competent and confident learners.Improving educational outcomes for Māori learners is a key priority for the education sector. Current education strategies include a focus on improving how Māori learners are given sup...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/success-for-maori-children-in-early-childhood-services/introduction/

  15. References

    Education Review Office. (2013). Strategic Intentions 2014 – 2017. Wellington: Education Review Office.Education Review Office. (2013). He Toa Takitini: Kia Horo! Accelerating outcomes for Māori 2013 – 2017. Wellington: Education Review Office.Education Review Office. (2013). He pou tātaki: How ERO reviews early childhood services. Wellington: Education Review Office.Education Review Office. (2012). Partnership with whānau Māori in early childhood services. Wellington: Education Rev...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/tuia-te-here-tangata-making-meaningful-connections/references/

  16. Next steps

    To improve their understanding and implementation of self review, ERO recommends that early childhood services: improve processes for the gathering, analysis and use of information in self review; seek professional development to improve their understanding and implementation of self review [2]; use existing Ministry of Education publications to increase their understanding of self review; and use external review to complement their self review. ERO recommends that the Ministry of Education co...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/implementing-self-review-in-early-childhood-services/next-steps/

  17. Introduction

    The quality of education and care in early childhood services has been a focus of the Education Review Office (ERO) reviews since 1990. Over time ERO’s emphasis has shifted from concerns about services’ compliance with regulations, to focus increasingly on aspects that affect the quality of performance. The emphasis is on assisting services to improve.Change and development in the sector in recent years has led to: improvements in how educators assess children’s learning and development in...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/quality-in-early-childhood-services/introduction/

  18. Appendix 3: Percentage of Māori children enrolled in sample of early childhood services

    Figure 6: Percentage of Māori children enrolled in sample of early childhood services by service typeFigure 6 shows that kindergartens had more Māori children in the 11-25 percent,26-50 percent and 50-100 percent groupings than other service types. Seventeen percent of the Playcentres had no Māori children enrolled and 44 percent of the education and care services had ten percent or fewer Māori children on the roll....

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/success-for-maori-children-in-early-childhood-services/appendix-3-percentage-of-maori-children-enrolled-in-sample-of-early-childhood-services/

  19. Part 2: Outcomes for children in early childhood education

    IntroductionAll licensed early childhood services are required to meet regulated standards, employ qualified teachers or meet other qualification requirements, and implement a bicultural curriculum. While unified at a policy level, the early childhood education sector in Aotearoa New Zealand is diverse.This diversity includes: different cultural perspectives structural differences (sessions or full day programmes) organisational differences (kindergartens or education and care services) differen...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/he-pou-tataki-how-ero-reviews-home-based-education-and-care-services/part-2-outcomes-for-children-in-early-childhood-education/

  20. Foreword

    The Education Review Office (ERO) is an independent government department that reviews the performance of New Zealand’s schools and early childhood services, and reports publicly on what it finds.The whakataukī of ERO demonstrates the importance we place on the educational achievement of our children and young people:Ko te Tamaiti te Pūtake o te Kaupapa The Child – the Heart of the MatterIn our daily work we have the privilege of going into early childhood services and schools, giving us...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/use-of-equity-funding-in-early-childhood-services/foreword/