The best Early Childhood Education — every child is worth it.

NZEI members believe every child is worth the best early childhood education New Zealand can possibly provide, and a great start in life. Research shows that children have huge amounts to gain from high-quality ECE which has powerful life-long positive impacts on their health, well-being, and later education.

But since 2010, the Government’s funding decisions have undermined the opportunity for every child to access the very best early childhood education. And while many children get a fantastic early childhood education from qualified, dedicated professional teachers, others can’t.

New Zealand can afford to provide quality ECE. That’s why we’re asking the Government to commit to funding for quality, teacher-led ECE as a right for every child.

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