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  1. 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/

  2. 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/

  3. 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/

  4. 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/

  5. ERO shines the light on effective maths teaching and learning in early childhood education

    The early years are an important time for children to begin developing their understanding of mathematics. Effective early maths learning gives kids a good foundation on which to grow and succeed later in their schooling. The Education Review Office’s latest publication, Early mathematics: a guide for improving teaching and learning, showcases great examples of effective maths teaching and learning in early childhood services. “There are many and varied opportunities for our youngest chi...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/ero-shines-the-light-on-effective-maths-teaching-and-learning-in-early-childhood-education-2/

  6. 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/

  7. 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/

  8. 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/

  9. 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/

  10. 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/

  11. 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/

  12. Introduction

    Early childhood education has evolved to meet the needs of the diversity of New Zealand’s children, parents, whānau, and communities. In line with this, the many different types of early childhood services display: structural differences, such as sessional or all-day programmes; different ownership and organisational arrangements - services may be run by private individuals, government organisations, cooperatives, or trusts; different learning environments such as home‑based or centre-based...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/the-quality-of-assessment-in-early-childhood-education/introduction/

  13. ERO's Chain of Quality

    The early childhood education Chain of Quality reflects ERO’s evaluation findings over a period of many years. It is used as a tool to assist ERO and early childhood services to explore and identify children’s outcomes and the most important processes likely to be contributing to these outcomes.Figure 1: ERO’s Early Childhood Education Chain of QualityThe Chain of Quality diagram shows links between key elements of early childhood services’ operations and positive outcomes for children...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/early-childhood-education-a-guide-for-parents/eros-chain-of-quality/

  14. 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/priorities-for-childrens-learning-in-early-childhood-services/foreword/

  15. Introduction

    ERO is committed to improving the quality of Māori learners’ and students’ educational outcomes. ERO’s report Success for Māori Children in Early Childhood Services (2010) identified that more work was required in early childhood services to strengthen partnerships with Māori children’s parents and whānau. This evaluation builds on that report’s findings. It identifies how services are developing partnerships between whānau and educators and using these partnerships to improve the...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/partnership-with-whanau-maori-in-early-childhood-services/introduction/

  16. Foreword

    The Education Review Office (ERO) independently reviews and reports on the quality of education in schools and early childhood services. The focus of ERO’s reviews in hospital- based services is on the capacity of the service to contribute to children’s learning and promote their wellbeing.He Pou Tātaki: How ERO reviews hospital-based education and care services provides resources for ERO and hospital-based services to use during reviews. The resources included in this document reflect ERO...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/he-pou-tataki-methodology-for-ero-reviews-in-hospital-based-education-and-care-services/foreword/

  17. 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/inclusion-of-children-with-special-needs-in-early-childhood-services/foreword/

  18. Introduction

    Children’s development of strong early foundations in literacy begins in the home. They are grown and enriched through participation in high quality early childhood education. It is a key priority for Government that every child achieves literacy and numeracy levels that enable their success. In New Zealand, children in early childhood services are exposed to a multitude of resources and experiences that engage and support their literacy learning.ERO evaluated literacy teaching and learning in...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/literacy-in-early-childhood-services-good-practice/introduction/

  19. Part one how early childhood services support children as they approach transition to school

    This part of the report focuses on the last six months (approximately) of children’s time in early childhood education. Its emphasis is on the processes and practices in place in early childhood services, rather than in schools ERO's overall evaluation question How well are early childhood services in New Zealand supporting children, in particular children at risk of poor educational outcomes, as they approach transition to school? ERO gathered information during regular education reviews in...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/continuity-of-learning-transitions-from-early-childhood-services-to-schools/part-one-how-early-childhood-services-support-children-as-they-approach-transition-to-school/