Month: March 2022

Governance
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Governance: Early Childhood Ireland’s Audit & Risk Committee

Our Audit & Risk Committee (ARC) is a standing committee of the organisation. It reports to the Board, and forms an important part of our governance, helping to ensure good stewardship of Early Childhood Ireland’s financial resources and monitoring of financial and other relevant risks.

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BA in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning
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Exploring STEAM – Playing through STEAM

In the first episode of this new series, Sandra O’Neill, from Dublin City University discusses what STEAM means in early childhood, outlines some barriers to the introduction of these areas to children and explores some simple ways we can start to ensure children see these subjects as fun and playful.

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Website Navigation

Members Area Explore all the benefits your membership has to offer! Simply log in to our website to access the Members Area! Here you will find a range of supports, benefits and services on offer to you as a member of Early Childhood Ireland. By logging in, you can review your Benefits and Services: 

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ECI Shop – Price increase

There will be an average of €1 increase in the pricing of our Record-Keeping and HR Resources from our ECI Shop from 4 April 2022. This is due to the ever-increasing costs of printing from our suppliers. We do hope that you will understand as we have not had a price increase in these products since 2001.

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How should we compare early learning and care systems?
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Special Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality

On Thursday, 3 March 2022, the newly established Special Oireachtas Committee on Gender Equality met in public session for the first time, to debate the recommendations of the Citizens’ Assembly on Gender Equality

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How should we compare early learning and care systems?
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Policy Brief-ESRI report: How are children of migrants faring?

ESRI report: How are children of migrants faring?   Last week, the Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) hosted a webinar to coincide with the publication of a new report on the experiences of migrant children in Ireland. There is a growing body of research on the experiences of children who were not born in Ireland,

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Press release Barometer
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Press Release: Irish public overwhelmingly supports women-led early years and school age care sector

8 March 2022 Irish public overwhelmingly supports women-led early years and school age care sector Staff who work with children must have their work valued through proper terms and conditions Early Childhood Ireland, the leading organisation in the early years sector, has today (8.3.22) called on government to fully recognise and value this vital workforce,

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How should we compare early learning and care systems?
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Policy brief: Irish public overwhelmingly supports women-led early years and school age care sector

Policy brief: Irish public overwhelmingly supports women-led early years and school age care sector To mark International Women’s Day 2022, we are highlighting public support for our women-led sector and calling for better terms and conditions for staff who work with children. Results of Early Childhood Ireland’s fifth annual Barometer found that just under three-quarters

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