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Early Childhood Ireland shop page will not be available on Thursday 17 June, from 9am. Early Childhood Ireland website will not be available this Friday 18 June from 2pm - 6pm.

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Summer of Play funding programme is a welcome initiative, and will enable ELC and school age childcare settings to spend even more time outside over the summer.

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This week’s The Big Picture provides an overview of the recently published Poverty Focus 2021 report from Social Justice Ireland which examines the experience of poverty in Ireland.

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This week - an important reminder about end of year events during COVID-19. The Team has information on the opening of the Programme Support Payment and Outdoor Enhancement Grant applications.

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In this week’s Scéalta  Kathleen Tuite, Early Childhood Ireland, returns to the concept of mixed age groupings of children in early learning and care.
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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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