Early Years Research Centre
The Early Years Research Centre at the University of Waikato is part of the Wilf Malcolm Institute of Education Research in the Faculty of Education. It includes scholars who have an active interest in one or more of three areas of research, with a focus on the early years. The ‘early years’ are defined as children aged 0 to 8 years, so the research is in early childhood centres and schools.
The three research themes are pedagogy, policy and community connections.