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Early Childhood Education in New Zealand

by Pradeep S. Digital Marketing Strategist
In New Zealand, Early Childhood Education offers care and education for children before attaining an appropriate age for primary school. The New Zealand government has been firmly committed to providing support for its ECE.

Some essential philosophical issues central to a New Zealand approach to ECE are common among other countries, while others are unique. This insightful article briefly gives you an exceptional understanding of New Zealand’s nature of the early childhood system. So keep reading. 

It features both care and education.
New Zealand parents, instructors, and the government strongly believe that Early Childhood Education should integrate both education and care. This way, the young New Zealand children learn best through engagement in reciprocal and spontaneous social interactions, caring relationships, and meaningful activities. 

New Zealand ECE is carefully planned.
Some would think that since ECE features more of early childhood care and social interactions, it doesn’t necessarily require highly-skilled and qualified adults to offer these services. But that’s just a misconception.

In New Zealand, ECE is a highly and carefully planned sector that the Ministry of Education administers. The concept includes intellectual, spiritual, emotional, and social learning and development.

Unlike in the 20th century, New Zealand has upgraded into an integrated administration for education and care for children and an all-inclusive Early Childhood Curriculum. The New Zealand government is also looking forward to having a fully-qualified early childhood trainer/teacher/instructor workforce.

Types of ECEs in New Zealand
The NZ ECE sector is very diverse as it features multiple types of ECE centers or services. For instance, you might come across home-based or family daycare ECE centers. You can also encounter center-based ECEs the likes of kindergartens, play centers, care, and education centers, Pacific Island Centers, and Montessori Centers. 

Final word
Finally, the sector also includes centers that feature parents as the primary educators of young children, like community-based playgrounds and play centers. New Zealand kindergartens and play centers mainly feature paid and professionally trained staff.


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