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The annual Early Childhood Education (ECE) Census collects information on children’s participation in ECE, teaching staff, languages used, waiting times at services and teacher/staff contact hours during the ECE Return week. The information contributes to a comprehensive information base on ECE in New Zealand and is used in the development...

The Early Childhood Education (ECE) Return week this year is from 22 June to 29 June 2020. All early learning services need to submit their fully completed and accurate ECE Return to the Ministry by 15 July 2020, through their Student Management System (SMS) or ELI Web.