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Research evidence shows early in a child’s life is a critical time in terms of the rapid language development that takes place, particularly in the first two to three years. This evaluation investigated how effectively young children’s oral language learning and development were supported in their early years of education. ERO asked...
Until recently children with behavioural and social needs were referred to and attended one of six health camps situated across New Zealand. Each of the six health camps had an associated school attached. In 2008 ERO evaluated the quality of provisions for children at the health camps and identified significant areas that needed to...
Mentoring can have a powerful and positive influence on the lives of young people as they grow and transition into adulthood. As part of the Children’s Action Plan (CAP) released in October 2012, the New Zealand Government announced a set of actions to fundamentally change and improve the way we identify, support and protect vulnerable...
Impact of the Family Start Home Visiting Programme on Outcomes for Mothers and Children: A Quasi-Experimental Study
Topics: Research, Social Services, Early Childhood Education, Families & Whānau, Parenting, Child Development, Child Mortality, Pregnancy, Children, Women
Family Start workers make regular home visits and, using a structured program, seek to improve parenting capability and practice. Workers also actively work to promote breastfeeding, reduce home hazards, connect infants to immunisation and primary health services, promote children’s participation in early childhood education, and connect...
Developing information on physical activity for under-fives is one of the 22 initiatives in the Childhood Obesity Plan, and an important part of the broad population health approach for keeping New Zealand children healthy. Zero to five is a highly influential age and stage for children. It is when they learn basic fine and gross motor...
Topics: Income & Wealth, Impact on Education, Schools, Secondary Education, Special Education, Families & Whānau, Governance & Kaitiakitanga, Leadership, Behaviour Management, Child Development, Whānau, Language
New Zealand Schools: Ngā Kura o Aotearoa, also known as the Schools Sector Report, is the annual report of the Minister of Education on the compulsory schools sector in New Zealand. The reports provide information on how well the schools sector is performing. The reports open with a broad survey of student achievement outcomes, drawing...
Te Ohonga Ake: The Health of Māori Children and Young People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities in New Zealand
4 Aug 2015
Topics: Monitoring, Research, Child Development, Diet & Nutrition, Disease, Healthcare, Obesity, Children, Māori
Te Ohonga Ake: The Health of Māori Children and Young People with Chronic Conditions and Disabilities in New Zealand is part of a series of annual monitoring reports focussing on the health of Māori children and young people. This report collates a range of routinely collected data about conditions arising in the perinatal period,...
Hawke’s Bay District Health Board Developmental Assessment Programme FASD Assessment Pathway: Process Evaluation
Topics: Evaluation, Social Services, Behaviour Management, Child Development, Drugs & Alcohol, Healthcare, Mental Health, Children
The Hawke’s Bay District Health Board (DHB) Developmental Assessment Programme (DAP) provides multi-disciplinary diagnostic assessments of children with complex developmental and behavioural concerns. One component of the DAP is a Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) Assessment Pathway for children with developmental and behavioural...
30 Jul 2015
Local maternity quality and safety programmes have been operating in each DHB since 2012 and have raised the profile of maternity quality and safety by establishing more effective governance structures, enhanced clinical leadership and better engagement with the sector and consumers. In 2014/15, the Ministry contracted Allen + Clarke...
Ministry of Social Development: MSD, Social Policy Evaluation and Research Unit: Superu (Legally known as the Families Commission)
Topics: Methodology, Monitoring, Research, Blended Families, Families & Whānau, Households, Parenting, Single Parents, Ageing, Child Development, Drugs & Alcohol, Pregnancy, Children, Māori, Pacific People, Vulnerable & Disadvantaged, Women, Youth, Lifestyle & Standard of Living, Resilience, Socio-economic status
Growing Up in New Zealand is a longitudinal study that provides an up-to-date, population relevant picture of what it is like to be a child growing up in New Zealand in the 21st century. It is the first longitudinal study of its kind that has recruited and collected information from both mothers and their partners from before children...
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