Leadership in early childhood education

What does the term leadership mean in early childhood education (ECE)?

Educational leadership involves:

  • increasing and sharing our knowledge of the curriculum
  • keeping up to date with the latest research in practice 
  • researching our own practice 
  • experimenting with new approaches 
  • sharing our insights with others.

Leadership in early childhood education for '5 out of 5' children

The Ministry of Education has prepared new material for leaders in early childhood education. These resources aim to stimulate leadership conversations and actions to ensure ‘5 out of 5’ children benefit fully from early childhood education.

Read more about '5 out of 5'. [PDF, 5.7 MB]

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