Further Resources

The following links may provide further information regarding early child education:

EC-MENz Summit Facebook Group

Open Facebook group relating to Men in ECE (New Zealand) Annual Summits.

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EC-MENz Facebook Group

Private Facebook Group. Information and forum for registered financial members of EC-MENz.

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Child Forum

The national early childhood network, ChildForum, supports NZ’s more than 4,000 early childhood services and people involved in early childcare and education. It has a strong commitment to inspiring initiatives to increase male participation in early childcare teaching, and to date has published numerous news, video, and research articles, and opened up the way for scholarships for male student teachers.  ChildForum was also behind the first Summit on Men in Early Childcare and Teaching that led to the formation of EC-Menz.

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Men in Childcare Facebook Group

Open Facebook group relating to Men in Childcare Worldwide. Currently USA – centric, Input from the rest of the world would be good.

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World Forum

The Working Group on Men in Early Childhood Education (MECE) provides a global meeting place for male and female early childhood professionals to reflect on the value of gender balance in early childhood education and the benefits and barriers to men’s full participation, and to identify actions to promote these important issues worldwide.

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Menteach

Menteach is a non-profit clearinghouse for both men and women seeking information and resources about men teaching.

If you are a man thinking about teaching or currently teaching you’ve found a place to connect with others who share your vision for children and society. If you are a researcher, university or college student or faculty, a legislator or from the media, you’ll find information to answer your questions. MenTeach is about children’s success. We want a diverse workforce, both men and women teachers, educating and caring for our children.

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MIC - Men in Childcare

Site for a very effective and proactive group of men in ECE in Scotland.

In January 2001 Men in Childcare held discussions with Stevenson, Telford and Jewel & Esk Valley colleges with a view to setting up childcare training for men. It was decided that the best way of encouraging men on to an evening course was to make it accredited and not just another taster session.

Feedback from the advertising campaign indicated that the vast majority of men were attracted to an advert, which had been aimed specifically at men. Males responding to the advert were also drawn to the course as for once they would be in the majority in a classroom full of childcare students.

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Men in Education

Men in Education is a network of male educators created to support each other; to meet regularly to share our personal philosophy of teaching and best practice; and to combine to compete as a team in sporting events, whilst showing our school communities and students that we are positive role models. There are MiE groups in Counties-Manukau, Waikato, Poverty Bay and Hawkes Bay, with rumblings of groups starting up soon in Northland, Tauranga, Manuwatu, Wellington and Nelson. We currently have a large number of primary and intermediate school educators, but we would really like to see more Early Childhood and High School teachers join our ranks.

If you'd like to join, please contact these people for more information:

Counties-Manukau MiE - Nick Gage - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Waikato MiE - Craig Pentecost - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Tairawhiti MiE - Brendon Hart - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Hawkes Bay Role Models in Education - Ricardo Fox - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.