ERIC Number: ED357825
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Nga Kaitaunaki Kohungahunga (Early Childhood Development Unit). Annual Report for July 1, 1991-June 30, 1992.
Early Childhood Development Unit, Wellington (New Zealand).
The Early Childhood Development Unit, a government agency located in Aotearoa, New Zealand, promotes and encourages the development and provision of quality, accessible, and culturally appropriate early childhood services. The Unit operates in six activity or output areas. First, to increase access to early childhood education, in 1991-92 the unit operated 53 parent-support projects and supported 381 groups interested in establishing home or center-based early childhood services. Second, the Unit's Information Search and Delivery Services include maintaining a database of early childhood education services available by town, suburb, electorate, and district; answering inquiries about early childhood services; and promoting parenting and quality early childhood education. Third, the Unit provides advice and support for unlicensed playgroups and Pacific Island language groups via coordinator visits, equipment loans, and workshops. Fourth, the Unit provides advisory support and inservice training to childcare centers, kindergarten and playcenter associations, home-based operations, and other early childhood groups in such areas as program planning, observation skills, Maori values, and special needs children. Fifth, the Unit makes grants available to Pacific Island language groups and play centers, processes training claims, and provides payroll services. Finally, the unit provides advice to the Minister and Ministry of Education. This annual report includes statements of unit objectives, service performance, finances, and accounting policies for the year ending June 30, 1992. Detailed financial statements are attached. (AC)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Early Childhood Development Unit, Wellington (New Zealand).
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand