Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

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NZTC has a 35 year history of empowering early childhood educators with comprehensive and professional programs.

All qualifications on offer at NZTC are internationally recognised and NZQA approved.

Our vision is to empower our students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs that will enable them to be effective early childhood educators. To fulfill our vision we aim to:

  • Deliver relevant and high quality academic training in early childhood education
  • Provide a stimulating, supportive learning environment for our students
  • Recognise the uniqueness of early childhood development in the life cycle
  • Create a learning environment that enables our students to realise their highest potential
  • Give our students practical skills for working in the early childhood sector
  • Recognise and appreciate that our students are uniquely gifted and their individuality should be respected
  • Educate our students to support the child's primary caregivers - the parents
  • Acknowledge that early childhood teachers can make a difference in the lives of young children and their families
  • Enable our students to be true professionals in their career

Early Childhood Education News

Angus

NZTC Master’s research now available on DigitalNZ

NZTC theses and dissertations are now more easily cited due to extended partnership with the National Library.

Messy

Treasured Messy Play resource refreshed to support the ECE sector

NZTC has collaborated with other ECE leaders to create a new version of Recipes for Messy Play.

He kupu

Curriculum at the heart of latest He Kupu issue

The May edition centres on the theme of the 2017 NZTC Symposium – Children… The Heart of Curriculum.