The OECE recognises parents as the natural and first educator of their children. Our position therefore is that policy and practice must recognise this (see our About Us page). It is important for parents to be involved and to participate in their child’s learning within the service, because what matters for child outcomes is not just what learning occurs for the child at the ECE service but the effects that participation in ECE has on children at home. The Early Reading Together® programme is one example of an effective way for ECE services to support parents and build a bridge between the home and service setting for children's learning.
More information is available on the Office of Early Childhood Education's Early Reading Together® webpage, such as this excerpt:
Early Reading Together® – Handbook and Kit for Parent Workshops
This programme is very highly recommended to all ECE Services. It is a proven family language/literacy workshop-based programme to support young children in Aotearoa New Zealand.
Posted: Tuesday 5 December 2023