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    Tessa Gray
    More children than ever are staying on at pre-school after they've turned five
    18 April
    Public discussion Created by Tessa Gray

    Play based learningThere are a lot of early childhood educators in here who might find the following article What's the hurry? Five-year-olds not in rush for school (Radio NZ 17 April) interesting (or not be surprised at all) that shows;

    More children than ever are staying on at pre-school after they've turned five, Ministry of Education data shows. In 2017, 2491 five-year-olds were enrolled in early childhood education (ECE) - a 17 percent increase since 2015.

    I really hadn't considered staying on at pre-school could be an option. frown

    Is there a movement happening where parents see the value of less formalised learning in the early years at school? No doubt there some junior teachers (@keryndavis) who will be celebrating 'play-based learning' has finally hit the news. What do you think, is this nothing new? Are children staying at your centres longer or are schools adapting and providing more play-based learning opportunities for juniors? Love to hear more...

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