Of Interest to ECCE Sector

Questionnaire

Published on 11/06/2012

Name Email Address(valid email required) County(required) Are you? a young person a parent working with or for children other In the case of an organisation, please give the name and address of your organisation: Name of Organisation: Address: Please tick if we can contact you in the future Yes No Are you completing this form [...]

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Childcare Capital Funding Programme 2012

Published on 05/06/2012

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 [...]

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On Your Behalf … (April 2012)

Published on 02/04/2012

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.

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On Your Behalf … (November 2011 – February 2012)

Published on 27/02/2012

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.

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Response to Sunday Independent Article

Published on 30/01/2012

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 [...]

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Universal Pre-School Provision and Higher Capitation

Published on 29/01/2012

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...

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Drivetime Interview with Professor James Heckman

Published on 29/01/2012

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...

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