New plan for high quality early learning
A draft strategic plan for early learning for the next 10 years is now open for public consultation.
He taonga te tamaiti aims to develop and strengthen the early learning sector, to meet the needs of all children and their families and whānau.
Key proposals for change include:
- moving towards a 100% qualified teacher workforce in early childhood education centres
- improving the adult:child ratios for babies and toddlers
- increasing the consistency and levels of teacher salaries and conditions across the sector
- a more planned approach to establishing new services, greater support and increased monitoring.
Consultation includes an online survey as well as a series of hui around the country.
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