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OMEP (World Organisation for Early Childhood) Auckland

OMEP, the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education, is an international, interdisciplinary, non-governmental organisation (NGO) founded in 1948 in Prague, to benefit children under the age of 8 years throughout the world. OMEP provides a meeting ground for representatives from a range of professions and nationalities concerned with the wellbeing and education of young children and their families. OMEP is represented in more than 70 countries. It is affiliated to the United Nations, working collaboratively with UNICEF, UNESCO and the Council of Europe. OMEP Auckland is one of five chapters of OMEP Aotearoa/New Zealand. The aims of OMEP Aotearoa/NZ include fostering wellbeing and the optimum development of every chid; promotion of quality early childhood education in all its forms; promotion of a bicultural approach to the provision of ECE; furthering the development of multicultural values and practices in ECE; support for research; and fostering of international communication and cooperation.

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