Raising Children is not run as a commercial enterprise, but rather a social one. It exists to provide a public service, with its core aim to provide parents (as well as extended family and support agencies) with reliable research and key ‘how to’ info about parenting babies and young children. This is a child centred resource, with the aim of educating adults about a child’s perspective, developmental stage and needs to help the little people in their care reach their potential through informed, conscious parenting.
The resource has been supported by various public, private and philanthropic partners over time who share this vision, either financially or with their expertise in order to provide researched information to families through short video clips. Financial support is currently extended to this resource from the New Zealand Ministry of Education.
The Ministry of Education
The Ministry of Education supports young New Zealanders to become lifelong learners. Quality education from early childhood to tertiary helps a child achieve their full potential. It starts at the very beginning with you, the parent, as your child’s first teacher. It takes a village to raise a child, or in this case a ‘community of learning’ to support your child’s learning journey. Find out more about communities of learning here as well and education through a child’s life span and info for parents here.Link to The Ministry of Education
Plunket is New Zealand’s largest provider of support services for the development, health and wellbeing of children under five and see 91% of new parents. Under previous funding support a free DVD was given away to every new parent by their Well Child Takmariki Ora/ Plunket provider at the newborn and three year old visits. We have a limited supply of DVDs left. If you’d like to buy click here.Link to Plunket
The video content has been through an advisory panel of appropriately qualified experts in the areas of parenting, child development and the various subject areas covered, to ensure content is appropriate. Those entities include (but are not limited to) Plunket, The Ministries of Health, Education and Social Development, ACC, Sport NZ and the Office of the Children’s Commissioner.