The Learning Support Action Plan (this Action Plan) brings together what the Ministry heard from a range of stakeholders and early childhood education services me ngā kōhanga reo, schools and kura. It also builds on the new Learning Support Delivery Model developed on the basis of feedback from parents, whānau, teachers and other educators and disability representatives in 2015 and 2016.
The Learning Support Delivery Model brings together early childhood education services me ngā kōhanga reo, schools and kura, and other government agencies and service providers to identify and respond to the learning support needs of the children and young people in their area. The model will be in place at varying levels of implementation across New Zealand by the end of 2019.
This Action Plan also builds on new services for young children and their families, brought in since 2017, and significant new investment in learning support, including $283.8 million in new funding (over four years) announced in May 2018.