11 September 2002 Media Advisory
Launch of Early Childhood Strategic Plan
Education Minister Trevor Mallard is tomorrow launching a major plan outlining a ten-year vision for early childhood
education in New Zealand.
Pathways to the Future: Ngä Huarahi Arataki, is the first long-term plan for the sector since Before Five in 1989.
The plan is the government’s response to a working party, which involved extensive consultation with the early childhood
“This plan aims to increase participation, improve quality and promote collaborative relationships between early
childhood education and parents, schools and other social agencies. This government was committed to the plan in its
manifesto in 1999 and is excited to see it come to fruition,” Trevor Mallard said.
Where: Legislative Chamber, Parliament.
When: 10.00am, 12th September