Early learning support

Choosing an early childhood education service

It's important to choose an early childhood education (ECE) service or Kōhanga Reo that supports your child so that they can be safe, nurtured and join in and learn alongside other children.

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Services and support available

The Ministry of Education's learning support team provides an early intervention service for very young children who have learning support needs, and their families, whanau and caregivers. These services are available if your child regardless of whether your child attends an ECE service or Kōhanga Reo or not.

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Special schools with ECE services

There are some special schools that can provide early childhood education (ECE) services if your child is deaf or hard of hearing, blind or has low vision.

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Starting school

If your child is having difficulties, you can talk to:

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