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What should ECE look like in the next ten years?

The Minister of Education is keen to work on a 10 year strategic plan for early childhood education, to align with the longer 30 year education plan.

Those of us working in the ECE sector are the best people to contribute to it so that it is enduring and starts from a position of teaching, learning and mana.

So we're coming together to discuss some of the big ideas that should underpin this plan.

It's all up for discussion. Funding, quality, workforce planning, fair pay, leadership and governance, and more.

Here's where you come in.

Any plans for our sector should be guided by our professional voice and experience.

But we're a diverse bunch, so we need a wide range of voices from all across the sector—including yours.

It's quick and easy to see what others have been saying, and to join in: just sign up for our discussion forum, and dive in to the conversation.

Get involved

Sign up to be a part of our discussion forum. It takes just a few minutes, and it's private.

Timeline

Here's the roadmap for our new strategic plan.

  • March-May 2018

    Discuss

    We've opened up a Loomio discussion area to gather people's thoughts.

    Together, we will work through a series of ideas and questions online, and possibly have some face-to-face sessions facilitated by local ECE teachers from March until May 2018.

  • June-July 2018

    Forming a consensus

    Together, we'll review what we've discussed and form a consensus.

  • August-September 2018

    Final draft

    We'll work on a final draft and review it together. In September, we'll seek the group's endorsement of the plan.

  • October 2018

    Delivery

    We'll deliver the strategic plan to the Minister of Education, Chris Hipkins.