The Christchurch City Council is committed to proactively promoting equitable access for all children and their families/whanau to quality early childhood education in Christchurch. Priority will be given to the least advantaged and those with special needs or abilities.
Improved services for children and their families/whanau through increased opportunities and choices for children and their families/whanau.
Accessible early childhood education including cost, location and flexible hours.
Enhanced child well-being and development.
High level participation in efficient/effective early childhood education.
Improving the position of the least advantaged and those with special needs or abilities.
Meeting our communities' varying needs.
Safe, healthy and supportive environments.
Services that provide for cultural diversity.
Partnerships with our community, funders and providers of early childhood education.
financial assistance for not for profit Early Childhood Education Centres
information and advice co-ordination
monitoring and evaluation
seeking community views.
23 September 1998