Te Ara Poutama – indicators of quality for early childhood education: what matters most

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Te Ara Poutama – indicators of quality for early childhood education: what matters most is an important part of our new approach to evaluating quality in centre based services. Akarangi | Quality Evaluation focuses on the extent to which early childhood services have the learning and organisational conditions to enable equitable and excellent outcomes for all children. An evaluation resource is being developed to support services and ERO in evaluating quality for improvement. In addition, a resource for parents and whānau designed to support involvement in their child’s learning is in development.

Ngā Ara Whai Hua: Quality Framework for Evaluation and Improvement in Centre-based Early Childhood Services shows how we are differentiating our evaluation approaches to review and evaluation in centre-based early childhood services.

Indicators background papers

As a starting point for the revision of the indicators, ERO set up an Academic Experts Panel. We asked them to:

  • provide leadership in one or two Pou of the current conceptual framework
  • prepare a written commentary on the current version of ERO’s conceptual framework Ngā Pou Here
  • provide advice and critique on the revised draft evaluation indicators as the work progressed.

 Copies of the papers are available below.

A commentary on Ngā Pou Here, ERO’s framework for reviewing early childhood services

Introduction: A commentary on Ngā Pou Here, ERO's framework for reviewing early childhood services

Paper: A commentary on Ngā Pou Here, ERO’s framework for reviewing early childhood services

Dr Lesley Rameka

A review of ECE evaluation indicators: A leadership focus

Introduction: A review of ECE evaluation indicators: A leadership focus

Paper: A review of ECE evaluation indicators: A leadership focus

Dr Kate Thornton

Commentary on ERO’s evaluation indicators for early childhood services with a focus on infants and toddlers

Introduction: Commentary on ERO’s evaluation indicators for early childhood services with a focus on infants and toddlers

Paper: Commentary on ERO’s evaluation indicators for early childhood services with a focus on infants and toddlers

Dr Maria Cooper

Evaluation indicators for ECE Reviews: ERO’s conceptual framework Ngā Pou Here

Introduction: Evaluation indicators for ECE Reviews: ERO’s conceptual framework Ngā Pou Here

Paper: Evaluation indicators for ECE Reviews: ERO’s conceptual framework Ngā Pou Here

Dr Ali Glasgow

Review of Ngā Pou Here Te Pou Mātauranga me te Pou Tikanga Whakaako

Introduction: Review of Ngā Pou Here Te Pou Mātauranga me te Pou Tikanga Whakaako

Paper: Review of Ngā Pou Here Te Pou Mātauranga me te Pou Tikanga Whakaako

Dr Alex Gunn