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 increasing the number of Pacific early childhood services teaching in a Pacific language or culture for more than 50 percent of the time by 2016
  • promotes the objectives and reporting requirements of Equity Funding to Pacific early childhood services.