Early Childhood Education

Early Childhood Education

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NZTC has empowered early childhood educators with comprehensive and professional programs since 1982.

All of the college’s programs are internationally recognised and approved by the New Zealand Qualifications Authority (NZQA).

Our qualifications range from diploma to master’s level with a number of them including elective Field Practice courses that can be studied by those wishing to pursue New Zealand teacher registration.

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

2023 Graduation Details

2023 Graduation ceremony details shared

We are looking forward to celebrating our ECE graduates together next year.

Selena Fox 40th Anniversary Q&A

Celebrating 40 years of NZTC: A Q&A with Selena Fox

NZTC Chief Executive Selena Fox has been part of the NZTC Team for 24 years, leading it since 2003.

New Shoots Educational Resources

NZTC supports ECE sector with new teaching resources

The college has collaborated with New Shoots Publishing to create educational books focused on creative block play and music and movement.