A quality curriculum needs paid PLD time
Te Whāriki, Aotearoa's early childhood curriculum, is world famous and loved by educators and whānau everywhere.
It's just had a big update, and whenever a curriculum changes, teachers need time to get acquainted with what's new.
When the New Zealand Curriculum was introduced, all teachers in primary schools got paid professional development time to learn about the new curriculum. But not all early childhood professionals are getting the same opportunities.
We think that if the Government takes Te Whāriki seriously, it should provide the professional support that educators need to learn about the updated curriculum. No teacher should be missing out on paid professional development time.
Send a message to the Minister of Education
Let her know why it's important to give ECE professionals the time to absorb Te Whāriki. We'll send her a digital postcard on your behalf.
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