This booklet is for all parents and caregivers who have infants and toddlers in an early childhood education service, or who are thinking about enrolling their child in an early childhood service. It gives you an idea of what you can expect from high quality early childhood education and the questions you can ask a service about the education and care of your child.
Review reports and research for Early learning
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- Published: 15 Jun 2016
- Published: 22 Mar 2016
This guide describes how children can be supported to become confident and capable mathematical learners in the early years.
- Published: 03 Mar 2016
In Term 3, 2014, ERO undertook a cluster review of five Puna Whakatupu as part of scheduled education reviews. During the course of these reviews, we identified a range of good practice that was investigated further and has become Tuia te here tangata: Making meaningful connections.
- Published: 29 Feb 2016
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.
- Published: 29 Feb 2016
In Term 1, 2015, ERO evaluated how well 200 early childhood services managed their responsibilities under the Privacy Act 1993. The evaluation looked at what service leaders knew and understood about their responsibilities around the collection, storage, use, sharing and disposal of information about children.
- Published: 12 Feb 2016
This booklet is useful for any organisation interested in internal evaluation for improvement. This overview of the processes and reasoning involved in effective internal evaluation for improvement draws on a previously published resource Effective School Evaluation – How to do and use internal evaluation for improvement (2015).
- Published: 05 Aug 2015
The report examines how well 235 early childhood services supported infants and toddlers to become competent and confident communicators and explorers.
- Published: 14 Jul 2015
This report highlights the crucial role of leaders in Pacific early childhood services to manage changes that improve learning outcomes for Pacific children. Other leaders may find this report useful when considering improvement-focused changes in their centres.
- Published: 19 Jun 2015
This report looks at how well New Zealand early childhood services and schools are supporting transitions to school and highlights what's important and examples of good practice.