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Ehara taku toa i te toa takitahi, engari taku toa, takitini e
Success is not by the work of one, but by the work of many

No teacher deserves to be paid less just because they are working in ECE.  But it's a fact that they are paid less - a lot less.  ECE is not valued well by our political leaders and by the Ministry of Education. 

If you think it's impossible for this to be any different then it will stay that way.  The best thing you can do is make a start to change this. Don't stay in this old bubble of thinking.  Mindset is everything.  If you set your mind to it anything is possible. So, step outside the bubble of thinking that it's impossible and support early childhood teachers to get the pay and recognition they deserve. 

Together, with your help we can make the impossible - possible.

Aroha nui, Dr Sarah
(ChildForum CEO)

What you can do

1. Become more informed by watching the videos and reading the articles below. Add your comments to these. 
2. Sign the petition started by teacher James Lochead MacMillan at https://our.actionstation.org.nz/p/ece-parity 
3. Keep an eye on this page for more to come
4. Email us if you would like to help in any way

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