Early Childhood Advisory Committee (ECAC)

The Early Childhood Advisory Committee (ECAC) fosters our relationship with the early learning sector, to help us achieve common goals.

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Inform

 

  • All Early Learning Services 
  • Service Managers
  • Educators, Teachers and Kaiako

Information for early learning services about the Early Childhood Advisory Committee (ECAC).

ECAC membership

The Ministry of Education invites early learning organisations to become members of ECAC. The organisations then nominate a representative.

The organisations represented in ECAC are:

  • Barnardos New Zealand
  • Christian Early Childhood Education Association of Aotearoa
  • Early Intervention Association of Aotearoa New Zealand
  • Early Childhood Council
  • Early Childhood Leadership
  • Home Early Learning Organisation
  • Hospital Play Specialists Association
  • Montessori Aotearoa New Zealand
  • NZEI Te Riu Roa
  • New Zealand Home-based Early Childhood Education Association
  • New Zealand Kindergartens Inc.
  • Playcentre Federation of New Zealand
  • Pasifika Advisory Group
  • Te Kōhanga Reo National Trust
  • Te Aho o Te Kura Pounamu - The Correspondence School
  • Te Rito Maioha Early Childhood New Zealand
  • The Federation of Rudolf Steiner Waldorf Schools in New Zealand

What happens at ECAC meetings

ECAC meets four times each year at the Ministry of Education offices in Wellington. Ministry of Education staff also attend the meeting, and some other education agencies come and observe the meetings.

The meetings allow organisations to:

  • share information
  • give feedback on proposals by the Government, the Ministry and other government agencies
  • talk about difficulties and opportunities facing the sector
  • identify and discuss strategic challenges and opportunities.

Minutes from previous meetings

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