The Child Forum is a website which offers "fresh thinking, advice, research, analysis and information" on childcare and early childhood education.
It is also providing a (continually updated) summary comparing New Zealand's political parties' policies as they relate to early childhood education - including topics of funding, management, as well as family, community and cultural issues.
The parties appear to not yet comment on improving quality as it relates to the architectural environments of early childhood. However, Labour and National are yet to formally release their policies...
National has stated however, that it will be implementing new web-based tools for "rating" ECE services - and helping parents choose an ECE centre.
Education Minister Anne Tolley says "parents told us they want to know their children are being educated and cared for in a high-quality environment".
Perhaps such a tool providing both an outline of centres' philosophies surrounding their learning environment and photos describing it - will encourage New Zealand centres to improve the architectural quality of their environments?
See article on Stuff.