Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

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NZTC has a 35 year history of empowering early childhood educators with comprehensive and professional programs.

Qualifications are offered within two streams – Education and Teaching.

The education stream generally has no practical requirements with qualifications ranging from certificate to master’s level.

Qualifications within the teaching stream can lead to New Zealand teacher registration and certification with pathways into postgraduate study if desired.

All qualifications on offer at NZTC are internationally recognised and NZQA approved.

Our vision is to empower our students with knowledge, skills, attitudes and beliefs that will enable them to be effective early childhood educators. To fulfill our vision we aim to:

  • Deliver relevant and high quality academic training in early childhood education
  • Provide a stimulating, supportive learning environment for our students
  • Recognise the uniqueness of early childhood development in the life cycle
  • Create a learning environment that enables our students to realise their highest potential
  • Give our students practical skills for working in the early childhood sector
  • Recognise and appreciate that our students are uniquely gifted and their individuality should be respected
  • Educate our students to support the child's primary caregivers - the parents
  • Acknowledge that early childhood teachers can make a difference in the lives of young children and their families
  • Enable our students to be true professionals in their career

Early Childhood Education News

Selena-Fox

Q + A series: Celebrating 35 years of NZTC

After nearly 20 years at NZTC, Chief Executive Selena Fox shares her Vision, Heart, Competence and Spirit with us.

Dr-Sue-Bredekamp

ECE expert ready to share the importance of curriculum at NZTC Symposium

A Q&A with Dr Sue Bredekamp – keynote speaker for the upcoming NZTC Symposium.

Kamaleddin

Global teaching journey for NZTC graduate

Teaching English abroad sparked an interest in ECE for Iranian student Kamaleddin Marvian.