Story: Early childhood education and care

Enrolments at licensed early childhood education services, 1990–2010

Enrolments at licensed early childhood education services, 1990–2010

This graph charts the significant rise in the importance of, and demand for, full day-care services – education and care on the graph – for under-fives from the early 1990s. Care and education services overtook kindergarten enrolments by 1994. Kindergarten enrolments remained largely static in this period and started to decline in the early 2000s. Playcentre and kōhanga reo enrolments also largely declined, while home-based services enrolments rose steadily and accelerated from 2007.

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How to cite this page:

Kerryn Pollock, 'Early childhood education and care - Government support, 1940s to 1970s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/en/graph/32080/enrolments-at-licensed-early-childhood-education-services-1990-2010 (accessed 22 November 2019)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012