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Kindergarten changes: kindergarten protest (2nd of 2)

Kindergarten changes: kindergarten protest

In the early 2000s the Auckland Kindergarten Association started to offer longer sessions at some of its kindergartens, instead of the traditional half-day sessions. Some parents were not happy with this change. In 2009 parents whose children attended the Northcote Kindergarten held protests when this change was proposed. Their protests were successful – the kindergarten still offered only half-day services in 2011, although 39 out of 107 kindergartens belonging to the association offered longer sessions.

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Kerryn Pollock, 'Early childhood education and care - New developments, 1970s to 2000s', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 July 2024)

Story by Kerryn Pollock, published 20 Jun 2012