We are delighted to announce the launch of the 2018 Early Childhood Ireland Pyjama Day Fund. Six charities were selected to receive a portion of the funds raised on ECI's Pyjama Day earlier this year.

In this week's Scéalta blog post, Kathleen Tuite focuses on care-giving routines for young children.

Support Point is an information and advice service for Early Childhood Ireland members. Using our dedicated phone line and email address, members can speak with Support Point directly.

At present we have a very high volume of Garda vetting applications being sent in to us and unfortunately a high number of these are being returned to members due to some common errors.

We are now into the second week of September and membership renewal is in full swing. Many of you have already renewed your membership for the 2018/19 academic year and we would like to take this oppo
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Early Childhood Ireland is the largest organisation in the early years sector. We represent 3,800 childcare members, who support over 100,000 children and their families through preschool, afterschool, and full day-care provision nationwide. Our work includes quality enhancement, publications, advocacy, training, business support & information for a sector that employs 25,000 people today.

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Visit the ECI Scéalta Blog, where you will find a variety of posts consisting of short reflections and articles about children’s experiences in early childhood settings using emergent, play based curricula.

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