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The following information has been released by Pobal 05/06/12: BACKGROUND TO CHILDCARE CAPITAL PROGRAMME 2012 The Childcare Capital Programme 2012 is an investment programme secured by the Department of Children & Youth Affairs (DCYA) under the Government’s Infrastructure and Capital Investment Framework. There were a number of drivers behind the DCYA decision to invest [...]
Over the past month Early Childhood Ireland has been representing members on a range of issues including launching a new preschool programme in conjunction with Dublin Zoo, conducting a Telecoms usage survey in order to investigate communications packages for members and participating in a Battery Recycling Initiative with ERP.
Over the past few months Early Childhood Ireland has been representing members on a range of issues including conducting a survey on sick leave in response to Joan Burton's proposal that employers should cover the cost of sick pay, participating in the consultation process of the development of Ireland’s first National Early Years Strategy, presenting recommendations to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs regarding Universal Pre-School Provision and Higher Capitation, Meeting with the Minister for Children & Youth Affairs and putting forward a pre-budget submission.
The Sunday Independent Article Earlier this month the Sunday Independent published an article by John Drennan and Daniel McConnell entitled “In firing line for savage cuts — young, old and vulnerable“. This article claimed that, along with numerous other schemes, the Early Childhood Care and Education scheme (ECCE) and the National Childcare Investment Programme (NCIP) were [...]
Please read Early Childhood Ireland's response to the decision of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs on the criteria for awarding the higher capitation rate to pre-school leaders...
On the 27th January Mary Wilson interviewed the Nobel Laureate, Professor James Heckman on RTÉ Radio 1's Drivetime programme. He spoke about the importance of investment in early childhood...