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 certificate 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

Student survey

94% of current students recommend studying with NZTC

NZTC students reflected on their study experiences in a recent survey.

Tiaki Early Learning Centre

Associate Teacher shares UNESCO award-winning knowledge at Rotorua centre

NZTC students are welcomed into Tiaki Early Learning Centre to complete their practicums.

2019 ECE Scholarship

Limited time ECE teaching scholarships

NZTC is supporting the qualified teacher shortage with significantly reduced study fees.