Services with questions about returning from China as LNY and coronavirus combine

For some services who have a large number of children and families who are visiting China over the Lunar New Year (LNY) period, concerns have arisen about the Wuhan coronavirus, considered by many to be of concern for its similarity to SARS, which infected more than 8,000 people, killing over 750 during a pandemic in the early 2000s.

75 days ago

by Freya Lucas

NZTC partnership bolsters quality ECEC educators for South East China

A collaboration between New Zealand Tertiary College (NZTC), the Fujian Preschool Education College and the China Liberal Education Technology Development Company Limited has resulted in the training of hundreds of early childhood teachers (ECTs) now working in South East China.

293 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Global focus for Japan’s preschools with IB introduction and assertiveness focus

A number of preschools in Japan have begun to broaden their offering, and “globalise” their curriculum in a bid to become more appealing to parents, and to take into account the changing face of the country, given Japan’s declining population figures, and the Japanese Government’s newly introduced policy of accepting more foregin workers, Japan News has reported.

329 days ago

by Freya Lucas

Japan to offer free preschool for children aged three to five years

Japan’s House of Representatives has approved legislation to offer free preschool education from October 2019, according to local news source The Japan Times.

363 days ago

by Lyndsie Clark

Robots and tech R&D: the future of childcare, according to India

The role of technology in educating and caring for children has been placed in the spotlight today, with moves by two ‘edutech’ companies in India to incorporate robotics, research and development, and a ‘plug in and play’ approach to the world of early childhood education and care (ECEC).

1 year ago

by Freya Lucas