Campaign launch-Wellington, November 2016

We relaunched our early childhood campaign under a new banner: Every Child Is Worth It.

At Hill Street Early Childhood Centre in Thorndon, we were lucky enough to spend time with children and ECE workers hearing about how the Government's decisions on funding had affected their learning and careers.


Press roundup

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 end to a six-year early childhood education (ECE) funding freeze."

Push for funding increase for early childhood sector - Radio New Zealand

"Early childhood teacher union The Educational Institute (NZEI) is launching a campaign for increased government funding for the sector today…"

Teachers' Union calls for better funding of early childhood education - TVNZ (Video)

"NZ Educational Institute union President Louise Green says it's been hard for centres to maintain 100% qualified teachers…"

Campaign fighting to restore quality in early childhood education services - Southland Times

"The New Zealand Educational Institute Te Riu Roa has launched a campaign to fight for funding and quality for early childhood education…"

Pressure continues to fund ECE - NZCity

"Teachers' union the New Zealand Educational Institute is launching a new campaign calling for better funding of early childhood education…"

New ECE campaign looks to restore teacher funding - Education Review

"NZEI Te Riu Roa has today launched a major new early childhood education (ECE) campaign, Every Child is Worth it.."

Support from Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ)

"New Zealand's education union, NZEI Te Riu Roa are on point when it comes to the issues the early childhood sector is facing says Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand (ECNZ)…"

Support from VIP Inc

"A parent-run group advocating for children with disabilities is calling for an immediate end to the funding freeze on Early Childhood Centres, after a recent NZEI survey…"