Early Childhood Organisation

Resources regarding the structural and strategic organisation of early childhood services as human rights communities.

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Board of Trustees

Boards – whether they be boards of trustees of state schools, boards of independent schools, or boards governing early childhood education provision – are the entities charged with ensuring the realisation of the human right to education for the children in their school or ECE service. This resource links the requirements of Boards under the NZ Curriculum to human rights principles - and displays that by promoting a whole school approach to rights-based education, Boards are provided with a useful framework, to give coherence and fluency to their existing functions. (Part of the HRiE School Resource kit)

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Hampton Wick Infant and Nursery School

Here is an example of a student body which is involved in basic decisionmaking around the school.  This example shows that it is never too early to incorporate a democratic decisionmaking process in the school, as the children who are involved with the student of Hampton Wick are between the ages of 6 and 7.

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Human rights cards

This is a template of human rights cards which can be used for a number of different activities.

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