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The Early Years Research Centre


  • Mangere Bridge Kindergarten children's art work

  • Ituau's art is his dinosaur, Mangere Bridge Kindergarten

  • Louie’s vehicle, Mangere Bridge Kindergarten

  • Michaela's art is a painting of a fun pool, Mangere Bridge Kindergarten

  • Louie’s vehicle, Mangere Bridge Kindergarten

  • Albany Kindergarten art work

  • Pigeon Mountain Kindergarten art work

 

The Early Years Research Centre is sited in the Wilf Malcolm Institute for Educational Research – includes a group of scholars who have built a national and international reputation in the following three areas of research in the early years: pedagogy, policy and community connections. These areas form the three themes of the Centre research programme.

The Centre has a social justice agenda; it aims to make a difference for young children, early years teachers, families and whānau in Aotearoa New Zealand, undertaking robust research that influences policy and informs scholars worldwide. The Early Years Research Centre provides a coordinating and connecting function, creating a platform for ongoing and future research.


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