ERIC Number: ED307993
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Before Five: Early Childhood Care and Education in New Zealand.
New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington.
This publication outlines the Government of New Zealand's new plans and policies for the administration of early childhood care and education. Specific features are discussed in detail in sections concerning: (1) early childhood care and education at the local level, specifically management structures and responsibilities, the use of Crown land, staff role, home-based care and education, and community education forums; (2) agencies at the center, including the Early Childhood Development Unit, various special education advisory services, the Ministry of Education, the Review and Audit Agency, and the Parent Advocacy Council; (3) funding, in terms of bulk grants, discretionary grants, loans, full funding of capital works, and Department of Social Welfare fees subsidy; (4) national guidelines, charters, and licenses; (5) issues of staffing, such as qualifications, accreditation, training, early childhood teachers and workers registration, awards, and salary scale negotiations; (6) Maori issues; and (7) the process of planning the details and the transfer of responsibilities. The changeover to the new system of education administration will occur on October 1, 1989. The new funding arrangements and charters will take effect on January 1, 1990. (RH)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: New Zealand Dept. of Education, Wellington.
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand