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  1. Stories of Resilience and Innovation in Schools and Early Childhood Services Canterbury Earthquakes 2010-2012

    This national report gives an insight into what Canterbury schools and early childhood services experienced during and after the earthquakes. It tells their stories and gives good advice about emergency planning for others in the education sector.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/stories-of-resilience-and-innovation-in-schools-and-early-childhood-services-canterbury-earthquakes-2010-2012/

  2. Partnership with Whānau Māori in Early Childhood Services

    In this evaluation Partnership with Whānau Māori in Early Childhood Education, ERO focused on the extent to which: services understood and valued the identity, language and culture of Māori children and their whānau, particularly when the child and whānau enter the service managers and educators built positive relationships with the whānau of Māori children; and each service worked in partnership with the whānau of Māori children.

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

  3. Conclusion - part one

    Strong learning foundations and a sense of identity and belonging can contribute to transition being a successful experience. Successful transition from early childhood education to school can help maintain continuity of learning. ERO found that the most effective practices supporting children as they approach transition to school included: a responsive and holistic curriculum focused on dispositional learning, independence and social competence as outlined in Te Whāriki assessment information...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/continuity-of-learning-transitions-from-early-childhood-services-to-schools/conclusion-part-one/

  4. Conclusion

    In this evaluation, ERO was interested in how effectively Pacific early childhood services used Equity Funding to: increase Pacific children’s participation in quality early childhood education support Pacific children to develop their language, culture and identity. The findings indicate that most services were effective in their use of Equity Funding. They had several initiatives to maintain the participation of currently enrolled children and support their language, culture and identity. Th...

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

  5. Conclusion

    Partnership with whānau Māori needs to be reconsidered by those in early childhood education. Māori have a growing expectation of an education system that promotes partnership with whānau that is culturally responsive, as Penetito explains:“If there is an emerging educational vision among Māori, it is the desire for an education system that enhances what it means to be Māori.” [19]This evaluation shows that there is a lack of understanding in early childhood education about the nature...

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

  6. 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-pacific-early-childhood-services/foreword/

  7. ERO’s Framework and Resources for Early Childhood Education Reviews Conclusions

    This report highlights some features of high quality and poor quality services. These are not definitive or by any means complete. They are, however, useful as a starting point for further discussion and debate about quality both in early childhood services and in the wider early childhood sector.Effective leadership is vital in high quality early childhood education. The role of well-qualified and experienced leaders in leading learning rather than just focusing on managing the day-to-day opera...

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

  8. Appendix 2: Early childhood services in this evaluation

    Data for this evaluation was gathered from 374 services reviewed in Terms 3 and 4, 2013. Table 1 shows the types of services in this sample.Table 1: Service types Service type 1 Number of services in sample Percentage of services in sample National percentage of services as at 17/01/2014 Kindergarten 67 18 17 Playcentre 82 22 12 Education and Care Service 193 52 61 Home-based Education and Care Network 32 8 10 Total 374 100 100 This s...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/continuity-of-learning-transitions-from-early-childhood-services-to-schools/appendix-2-early-childhood-services-in-this-evaluation/

  9. Positive Foundations for Learning: Confident and Competent Children in Early Childhood Services

    This report discusses the areas of strength, and areas for development that ERO found. It also describes the practices of specific service types - Playcentres, kindergartens and education and care services - in supporting children’s social competence, and understanding of appropriate behaviour.

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/positive-foundations-for-learning-confident-and-competent-children-in-early-childhood-services/

  10. Reducing childhood obesity

    10 November 2015 Cabinet has endorsed a package of initiatives to both prevent and manage obesity in children and young people aged up to 18 years. As children and young people spend approximately a third of their waking hours during the school term at school, and often more time in early childhood services, these settings are an important environment for influencing their physical activity and food choices. The Health and Physical Education learning area has the underlying concepts of: hauora (...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/reducing-childhood-obesity/

  11. Education Council Audits

    08 July 2015The Education Council came into existence on 1 July 2015. With its introduction, came new functions including the audit and moderation of appraisals for teacher practising certifications.ERO has been contracted by the Education Council to audit and moderate at least 10% of appraisals for teacher practising certificates each year to ensure appraisal judgements for the endorsement of practising certificates are robust and consistent.ERO and the Education Council have agreed the process...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/education-council-audits/

  12. Appendix 2: Sample of services

    ERO gathered data from 15 Pacific early childhood services reviewed by ERO in Term 4, 2012 and Term 1, 2013. They represent 16 percent of the 95 Pacific early childhood services[12]New Zealand.Pacific early childhood services are managed and run by communities of Pacific peoples and educate children in at least one Pacific language and culture. Depending on the goals of the community, the service may be bilingual or immersion, with some being multilingual and multicultural. A service is consider...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/use-of-equity-funding-in-pacific-early-childhood-services/appendix-2-sample-of-services/

  13. Home-based education and care services

    The below sections have the information and documents you'll need before, during and after your ERO review. You may also find this list useful:Review documentation list for home-based servicesReview framework and evaluation indicatorsERO’s frameworks for reviews explain the review process in a transparent and easy-to-understand way. The evaluation indicators are used to inform the judgements ERO makes when reviewing. They help early childhood services understand the basis for ERO’s judgement...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/how-ero-reviews/ero-reviews-of-early-childhood-services-and-kohanga-reo/home-based-and-hospital-based-education-and-care-services/

  14. Conclusion

    ERO’s evaluation has highlighted the variability across early childhood services in how well they identify and respond to their priorities for children’s learning. While most services have identified their priorities, in many these were not reflected in their curriculum and associated assessment and self-review practices.ERO is concerned that assessment remains an area for improvement in many services. ERO’s report, The Quality of Assessment in Early Childhood Education, November 2007,[29]...

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

  15. 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 KaupapaThe Child – the Heart of the MatterIn our daily work we have the privilege of going into early childhood services and schools, giving us a...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/improving-quality-employment-responsibilities-in-kindergartens-and-education-and-care-services/foreword/

  16. New ERO report: How do leaders support improvement in Pacific early childhood services

    14 July 2015ERO has published a national evaluation report that highlights the crucial role of leaders in Pacific early childhood services to manage changes that improve learning outcomes for Pacific children.ERO evaluated eight Pacific services with good leadership practices that offered an education curriculum in a Pacific language, were reviewed between March 2011 and March 2013, and given a three year return time.Other leaders may find this report useful when considering improvement-focused...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/new-ero-report-how-do-leaders-support-improvement-in-pacific-early-childhood-services/

  17. ERO report highlights best way to support children’s transitions from early childhood education to school

    19 June 2015When leaders and teachers work closely together, children will successfully navigate the education system, according to the latest national evaluation report from the Education Review Office (ERO).The report, Continuity of learning: transitions from early childhood services to schools, looks at how children are supported when they move from early childhood to school. It gives insight into what’s important, what works well and what’s not working well for our children at this cr...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/footer-upper/news/ero-report-highlights-best-way-to-support-childrens-transitions-from-early-childhood-education-to-school/

  18. Part 3: Complementary approach to evaluation in early childhood service reviews

    As New Zealand’s external education evaluation agency, ERO complements the internal evaluation activities of early childhood services.ERO’s external evaluation process is both proportional and responsive to the service’s internal evaluation. It responds to the early childhood service’s overall capacity and capability to evaluate its own performance. ERO’s external evaluation also has a role to play in building the evaluation capacity of the service by strengthening internal evaluation...

    https://www.ero.govt.nz/publications/he-pou-tataki-how-ero-reviews-home-based-education-and-care-services/part-3-complementary-approach-to-evaluation-in-early-childhood-service-reviews/