ECE Resources

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What is parent partnership?

A brief overview of the research on parent partnership in ECE.

Principles for parent partnership: A four-step approach

Four key principles from the research on building parent partnership in ECE.

13 ideas and activities for promoting partnership in early childhood settings

A set of practical strategies that can be used to develop partnerships with parents and whanau in ECE.

Common partnership challenges and how to address them

Ideas and strategies to help you troubleshoot your partnership practice.

What to try when building partnership with families is challenging

A taxonomy to help you reflect on partnership practice at your ECE setting.

Understanding the families you work with: Reflective questions to uncover cultural differences

A set of useful questions to help you notice and understand the beliefs, values and practices of diverse families.

Principles for culturally responsive teaching in early childhood education

A closer look at the key principles underlying culturally responsive teaching in early childhood settings

How to use a superdiversity approach to work with migrant families in early childhood care and education settings

Understanding superdiversity and what it means in early childhood settings

How to support recently immigrated children and families with culturally responsive practice

Strategies specifically designed to help you work with children and families who are recent immigrants to New Zealand.

How to support Māori children with culturally responsive teaching

Strategies for effectively supporting Maori children and whanau as Maori in early childhood settings.

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Bridget L, kindergarten educator




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