Web Directory > NZ > Education > Educational Agencies and Organisations > Early Childhood Educational Organisations
- Early Childhood Council
The Early Childhood Council represents the interests of owners and managers of independent early childhood centres. Through the web site the ECC provides up to date information on issues relevant to its members, including matters related to legislation and regulation, industrial relations, training, funding, and curriculum.
- Early childhood education
Ministry of Education site about ECE. Provides information on early childhood education and parenting and includes information about starting an early childhood education centre. Online publications.
- Institute for Early Childhood Studies : [web site]
Part of the Faculty of Education at Victoria University. It involves teachers, researchers and other professionals in areas relating to early childhood research, policy and resources.
- Kidsfirst Kindergartens
Information on kindergartens in the Canterbury Westland Free Kindergarten Association operating under the "Kidsfirst" brand, covering facilities, funding, parent education, newsletters and articles, organisational structure and enrolment.
- New Zealand College of Early Childhood Education
Offers a variety of national and international qualifications for both early childhood teaching and nannying.
- New Zealand Kindergartens Incorporated
NZKI is the parent body of 28 autonomous Kindergarten Associations throughout New Zealand, representing more than 300 individual kindergartens. The site includes a directory of kindergartens, parent information and full-text newsletters.
- Playcentre : families growing together = whānau tupu ngātahi
About New Zealand Playcentre Federation. Includes directory of playcentres; links to Playcentre shops; publications available for online purchase; events; news and discussion groups.
- PORSE : in-home childcare, training, work
Site of a New Zealand childcare service. Includes information about the service and its philosophy and programmes; staff training and certification; and news and local events.
- Te Kōhanga Reo : ko te reo te mauri o te mana Māori
The Kōhanga Reo programme is based on the principle that Māori children should be totally immersed in Māori language and values from birth. This site includes support material, news and links to related sites.
- Te Tari Puna Ora O Aotearoa = New Zealand Childcare Association
The association's objective is the promotion and maintenance of high standards of education and care for young children in New Zealand. Information about the association, information for parents, courses available and early childhood and education links. Includes database of childcare services.
- Wellington Children's Multicultural Resource Centre
Provides information for practitioners and parents about early childhood education. Includes research articles, parenting information, language playgroups, early childhood services, festivals and events, key vocabularies, multicultural networks, and resources and equipment.