He Whānau Manaaki kindergartens, Aotearoa New Zealand: a pandemic outreach in new political times

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Title

He Whānau Manaaki kindergartens, Aotearoa New Zealand: a pandemic outreach in new political times

Subject

Early childhood education in kindergartens in Aotearoa New Zealand during the COVID-19 pandemic

Description

ABSTRACT
This article is an early commentary on a kindergarten story from
Aotearoa – New Zealand during the COVID-19 nationwide lockdown in 2020; detailing community outreach and new ways of providing a kindergarten experience for children at home. A backdrop to this commentary is the political context of a popular Labour-led government managing a pandemic with the intent to eliminate the virus, which few other countries considered possible. The onset of the pandemic coincided with a reinvigorated early childhood policy environment with the release in December 2019 of a ten-year action plan for the sector. Its future is unfolding in uncertain times.

Creator

Helen May,
Amanda Coulston

Publisher

Taylor & Francis

Date

2021

Rights

Open source

Format

pdf

Language

English

Type

Journal article

Identifier

https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/1350293X.2021.1872675

Coverage

Aotearoa New Zealand

Collection

Citation

Helen May, Amanda Coulston, “He Whānau Manaaki kindergartens, Aotearoa New Zealand: a pandemic outreach in new political times,” Teaching & Learning in COVID-19 times study, accessed January 28, 2023, https://omeka.cloud.unimelb.edu.au/teaching-and-learning-in-a-pandemic/items/show/192.