The Early Years Research Centre celebrates 30 years since the draft of the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework, Te Whāriki mātauranga mō ngā mokopuna o Aotearoa (1993).

The conference theme Celebrating 30 years of Te Whāriki: Reflections and Projections, aims to reflect on the significant impacts of Te Whāriki (1993, 1996, 2017) on the ECE and primary school sector and its shaping of generations of early learners (0–8 years old), in New Zealand and beyond. The conference will also project forward to the future and imagine how Te Whāriki may grow as it responds to increasingly complex and diverse educational and social contexts.

The conference will be hybrid (online and in-person) at the University of Waikato (Hamilton Campus) and will be held on 8 July 2023.

The programme includes an exciting range of speakers, including presentations from Dr Helen May (Emeritus Professor, University of Otago and Adjunct Professor, Victoria University of Wellington), Dr Sonja Arndt (University of Melbourne) and Professsor Marek Tesar (University of Auckland).

Conference registrations open on 1 May 2023.

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See Learning science from home – early childhood for age-appropriate home learning resources and ideas for those in the classroom. Begin with Ideas to deepen learning – it has helpful questions and suggestions that can be used with learners of any age.

See this collection of ECE content that tell stories of belonging, identity and place, with links to science learning.

These are just a few of the resources of interest to teachers in the early years – to find others, just look for the Early years filter when using our search, in our PLD section or when browsing a topic or concept.

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