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Locality-based evaluation of Pathways to the Future—Ngā Huarahi Arataki: Stage 1 report

Linda Mitchell and Edith Hodgen

This is the second and final report from the stage 1 evaluation of the ECE Strategic Plan. It reports on progress towards the three goals of the Plan and identifies changes that have occurred since baseline data were collected in 2004.

This report is from the final phase of the locality-based longitudinal evaluation of Pathways to the Future - Ngā Huarahi Arataki, the Strategic Plan for ECE. The report addresses five evaluation questions based on the main goals of the strategic plan, asking to what extent, in what ways, and how effectively, has the plan increased participation in ECE; supported parents ability to engage in work and training; improved the quality of ECE; facilitated the formation of collaborative relationships between ECE services,parent support and development, schools, health and social services; and improved  children's early learning foundations.

Data were collected from a sample of 46 individual services of different ECE service types in each of eight localities.

Executive Summary: Locality-based evaluation of Pathways to the Future—Ngā Huarahi Arataki - Stage 1 report [web page]

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Ministry of Education
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Edith Hodgen
Linda Mitchell