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.
This rubric supports ERO and early childhood services to make judgements about quality and improvement in the context of external and internal evaluation.
This poster provides an overview of the process indicators and summarise what matters most in supporting equity and excellence for all children.
As a starting point for the revision of the indicators, ERO set up an Academic Experts Panel. We asked them to:
Copies of the papers are available below.
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
Dr Kate Thornton
Commentary on ERO’s evaluation indicators for early childhood services with a focus on infants and toddlers
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
Dr Alex Gunn