summit 2019

The attached YouTube video from Careers NZ showing the joys of being a male teacher in Early Childhood Education.

Spend a day with Max and find out what your average day might look like if you were an Early Childhood Teacher! You can find out more about this job by visiting careers.govt.nz

Fire, ropes, and giant musical instruments combined with stomp rockets, kōauau flutes and 'elephant toothpaste' at the 2019 Wellington EC-Menz ECEquality Hui. What a combination!

Held at the legendary Childspace Workshop, our half-day professional learning hui this year attracted more than forty men and women from as far afield as Christchurch, Nelson, Whanganui, New Plymouth and Auckland. This was a great event that showcased the strength and diversity of our ECE teaching teams in Aotearoa.

Kia ora e te kaupapa whānau to the recent EC-Menz Wellington hui participants – what an inspiring day! A collection of nearly fifty men and women from across the sector gathered at the Childspace Workshop in beautiful Ōhāriu Valley to exchange ideas and celebrate the many roles of good men in early childhood education.

The EC-MENz (Victoria University of Wellington) students network recently attended the Taita College careers day to share the joy of working and learning alongside young children. Josh Allen and Derek Lealiifano are talented young teachers and students in the Victoria University B. Ed. (ECE) programme.

Who better to inspire the next generation of teachers! Armed with ready smiles, the new EC-Menz brochures, a rugby ball and a bucket of bubble 'juice', Josh and Derek engaged students from all backgrounds with their friendly and approachable manner.

Ngā mihi maioha, e hoa mā, mahi pai!

EC-MENz is your nationwide network supporting the many roles of men in early childhood education in Aotearoa. We are very excited to be extending a warm welcome to you all to join us at our professional development hui. Held at the legendary Childspace Workshop, this half-day Saturday format is perfect for teachers and students, with a wide-ranging, quick-fire format presented by quality speakers who are experts in their respective fields.