A quality early childhood education is a great start in life.
We think that 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. 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 campaign for quality, teacher-led ECE as a right for every child.
Have a Heart Pledge
In the lead-up to the General Election in 2017, we challenged MPs and candidates to sign the Have a Heart Pledge, making a promise to work on restoring early childhood.
We re-launched our early childhood campaign in late 2016.