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Wellington mayor says “Every Child is Worth It”

June 2, 2017 | 0 Comments

Our campaign to restore funding for early childhood education gained a high profile supporter this week, in the form of Wellington Mayor Justin Lester. Justin has signed up as a community supporter of the campaign alongside child advocacy groups and employers in early childhood education. Tellingly, above the title of…

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A message of support from Eva McGauley

May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments

We’ve just received this great message from Eva McGauley supporting our campaign. Eva is a young activist working to help end sexual violence in New Zealand, and support the survivors. Hello my name is Eva McGauley. I’m 17 and run a nationwide campaign called EvasWish. I had an amazing start to…

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Display at Irmgard Ritchie Kindergarten

March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments

After their NZEI paid union meeting Rowena, Lyn, Christi, Tania and Kelly at Irmgard Ritchie Kindergarten put up hearts posters around the kindergarten. “We spoke to our whānau about the importance of 100 percent qualified ECE teachers, the funding cuts, and what we are asking from the government.  We also gave…

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Getting started with Every Child activities and resources

February 21, 2017 | 1 Comment

Every time someone organises an Every Child Is Worth It campaign event, they bring their own ideas and focus to the event. We’ve seen some great activities so far! If you’re planning your own event, check out these case studies for an idea of things to try. Community centre – campaign launch This…

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Strathmore child’s heart drawing

December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Wonderful drawing from child at Strathmore Kindergarten #everychildisworthit #betterfunding Keep them coming! pic.twitter.com/YmZM4r3rAe — NZEI Te Riu Roa (@NZEICampaigns) December 14, 2016

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Use the hearts your way

December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Alongside events at centres, teachers have been writing their own messages on hearts and sharing them on Twitter and Facebook. This is a great way to help share the message of our campaign and what is important in  your worksite.

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Campaign for Better Funding in South Auckland

December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Staff, parents and children at Finlayson Park Childcare Centre celebrated the launch of a campaign to end Government’s the six-year funding freeze of early childhood education. The campaign called “Every Child is Worth It” seeks to reverse a six year trend of diminishing income for early childhood centres that has…

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Every Child Is Worth It launched on the Shore

December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Parents, children and staff from Highbury House Early Learning Centre enjoyed speeches, art activities, song and cake at tyhe launch of the funding campaign on Auckland’s North Shore. With National Leadership Group member Julia de Jong as M.C., the children welcomed everyone with waiata and we then heard a heartfelt…

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Children who know they’re worth it

December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Hataitai Kindergarten has sent in these wonderful works of art by their tamariki. Great job at spreading the “Every Child Is Worth It” message, Hataitai Kindergarten! Your centre can also join in by downloading heart posters here. Please send your heart pictures to NZEI PO Box 466 Wellington 6140, as we are…

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News roundup – launch of Every Child is Worth It

November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

The launch of Every Child is Worth It on 7 November 2016 received publicity all over New Zealand. Union pushing to restore quality ECE teacher funding – Manukau Courier “‘Every child is worth it,’ is the mantra of a new campaign by education union NZEI Te Riu Roa to put an…

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