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  1. 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/

  2. 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/

  3. Indicators of Quality for Early Childhood

    In April, ERO published the updated Te Ara Poutama | Indicators of quality for early childhood education: what matters most. ERO will start using these indicators in a new approach to evaluating quality – Akarangi | Quality Evaluation – later in 2020. We are taking a phased approach to implementation by initially inviting some centre-based services already scheduled for an Education Review to participate in a Quality Evaluation using the indicators and associated resources. ERO will expect t...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/ero-insights-term-1-2020/indicators-of-quality-for-early-childhood/

  4. Introduction

    This report presents the findings of ERO’s evaluation of how well early childhood services included children with special needs. It presents information about services with these children enrolled, as well as about services that do not currently have children with special needs enrolled.Success for All in early childhoodA Government priority is that every child has the opportunity to participate in early childhood education (ECE). The goal is to increase the participation, and the quality of p...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/inclusion-of-children-with-special-needs-in-early-childhood-services/introduction/

  5. National Report Summary - Equity funding in early childhood services

    In 2012-2013, the Education Review Office (ERO) evaluated the use of Equity Funding in early childhood services and also specifically evaluated how Pacific early childhood services used this funding.Equity Funding is one of the Ministry of Education’s current funding schemes for eligible early childhood services to support and enrol vulnerable children.ERO has published two complementary reports to discuss the findings of these evaluations. As well as good practice examples and self-review que...

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

  6. National Report Summary - Equity funding in early childhood services

    In 2012-2013, the Education Review Office (ERO) evaluated the use of Equity Funding in early childhood services and also specifically evaluated how Pacific early childhood services used this funding.Equity Funding is one of the Ministry of Education’s current funding schemes for eligible early childhood services to support and enrol vulnerable children.ERO has published two complementary reports to discuss the findings of these evaluations. As well as good practice examples and self-review que...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/use-of-equity-funding-in-pacific-early-childhood-services/national-report-summary-equity-funding-in-early-childhood-services/

  7. 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/working-with-te-whariki/foreword/

  8. Next steps

    ERO recommends that Pacific early childhood services that receive Equity Funding use self review to evaluate the effectiveness of their use of this funding. ERO recommends that the Ministry of Education: investigates the publication of baseline Pacific language resources to support Pacific children’s language, culture and identity, particularly for those Pacific services that receive Component C of Equity Funding considers the findings of this report in relation to the PEP target of increasi...

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

  9. Introduction

    This report highlights how early childhood services keep up to date with changing regulations and legal requirements in order to effectively manage for children’s safety and wellbeing.Service owners/leaders may find this report useful when considering how to effectively and proactively stay informed about regulations and requirements. This report illustrates the various ways services ensure staff practices meet new regulations, and shares the resources they use to stay up to date.ERO investiga...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/meeting-requirements-for-childrens-safety-and-wellbeing-in-ece/introduction/

  10. Methodology

    ERO identified examples of good practice in some of the 387 early childhood services reviewed in Terms 1 and 2, 2012. The five services selected for this report had good practices for developing and responding to priorities for children’s learning. The services include an education and care service, a Pacific early childhood service, a Māori immersion centre, a kindergarten and a playcentre. Each example highlights the priorities that teachers have identified for the children at their servi...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/priorities-for-childrens-learning-in-early-childhood-services-good-practice/methodology/

  11. Overview

    In May 2010 ERO’s report Success for Māori Children in Early Childhood Services identified that:One of the biggest challenges for early childhood managers and educators is to understand, review and develop processes that enable them to listen, respect and respond to what parents and whānau of Māori children expect of the service. To make such a commitment, early childhood services have to find out about parents’ aspirations and expectations, and acknowledge and respond to these in authent...

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

  12. Overview

    In this evaluation, ERO investigated the extent to which 15 Pacific early childhood services[1] reviewed in Term 4, 2012 and Term 1, 2013 effectively used Equity Funding to support Pacific children’s participation in quality early childhood education. The findings are presented in relation to: awareness of receiving Equity Funding increasing Pacific children’s participation in early childhood education supporting Pacific children’s language, culture and identity. ERO also investigated the...

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

  13. Next steps

    ERO recommends that the Ministry of Education considers the findings of this report to: inform decision-making about a formal review of Te Whāriki strengthen the alignment between the prescribed curriculum framework and the regulated Curriculum Standard and associated criteria identify areas where additional guidance and support is needed to assist early childhood services to design and implement a curriculum that is consistent with Te Whāriki and responsive to all children at their service...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/working-with-te-whariki/next-steps/

  14. Introduction

    mproving educational outcomes for Māori learners is a key priority for the education sector. The focus of current education strategies is to improve the way the education system assists Māori learners realise their potential. Early childhood services have a key role in building strong learning foundations to enable young children to develop as competent and confident learners.The majority of Māori children (76 percent)1 participating in early childhood education do so in mainstream early chi...

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

  15. Introduction

    Equity Funding for early childhood services was introduced in March 2002 with a budget of $8.5 million. The objectives are to: reduce educational disparities between different groups in New Zealand reduce barriers to participation faced by under-represented groups in early childhood services support services to raise levels of educational achievement for these children. Equity Funding is ‘tagged’ and identifiable as an amount additional to a service’s Early Childhood Funding Subsidy and 20...

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

  16. References

    Alloway, N. (2007). Literacy and gender in childhood contexts: moving the focus. In L. Malkin, C. Jones Diaz, & C. McLachlan (Eds.), Literacies in Childhood, Changing Views, Challenging Practice (2nd Ed) (pp. 257-271). Marrickville, Australia: MacLennan & Petty/Elsevier. Barrat-Pugh, C. (2000). The socio-cultural context of literacy learning. In C. Barratt-Pugh & M. Rohl (Eds.), Literacy Learning in the Early Years (pp. 26). Crows Nest, Australia: Allen & Unwin. Chelimsky, E.,...

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

  17. Appendix 6: Ministry of Education support for transition to school

    The Ministry supports transitions between early childhood education and schoolsthrough the following: Early Childhood Education Strategic Plan (2002-2012) Pathways to This Future: Nga Huarahi Arataki. This plan promotes consistency of education between birth and eight years by early childhood services sharing a common vision of success and forging close links with primary schools. Special Education Policy Guidelines 1 (2012). Aims to provide learners with special needs with a seamless education...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/continuity-of-learning-transitions-from-early-childhood-services-to-schools/appendix-6-ministry-of-education-support-for-transition-to-school/