Early Childhood Ireland welcomes launch of “Better Outcomes Brighter Futures: the National Policy Framework for Children and Young People 2014-2020”. Early Years Sector must be a priority for Investment

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Magazine Scrolling

Propose a name for our new quarterly magazine and win a prize for the best suggestion.

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Hiring Scrolling

We are looking for two Early Childhood Specialists to join our team in Tallaght. See our Jobs Board for more.

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300 delegates at Early Childhood Ireland conference in Croke Park are warned that a "Surplus safety” attitude to child play is preventing children from learning while obesity has reached a “tipping point" in Ireland

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Discounted publication for April "Garden of Possibilities" 25% off. Normally €6 for members.
Now only €4.50. It remains €8 for non-members.

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Early Childhood Ireland response to capital funding announcement

CEO of Early Childhood Ireland opens conference with criticism of capital funding scheme announced yesterday which leaves 70% of the early childhood sector out in the cold.


Your Question on Inspection

If you are unable to make it to our conference and AGM on Saturday, but you have a query you would like to ask Fiona McDonnell from Tusla then please submit your question.


Early Childhood Ireland statement on new Learner Fund

Statement from Teresa Heeney, CEO of Early Childhood Ireland in relation to announcement of Learner Fund today.



Conference Highlights

We had a wonderful time at our conference Healthy, Happy, Able... are Irish Children Fit for Life? and we have some highlights for you...


Continuous Professional Learning Programme for ECCE Trainers

Our next Trainer Continuous Professional Learning seminar will be held on Friday 9 May in our Learning Centre in Tallaght. This CPL is suitable for those who deliver, plan and teach adults in the a More

Toy Project Seminar: Intergenerational Learning

DIT invites you to a seminar to explore possibilities for the development of intergenerational initiatives and to share experiences.