Month: April 2022
For the new season of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast we plan to have themed series, with a range of guests discussing aspects of a particular topic. To get this new format started, we decided to shine a light on the subject of children under 2. In the next 4 episodes we will reflect on how
In the third and final episode of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast series relating to Transitions, Milica Atanackovic and Fiona Kelleher discuss the recently completed TRAP project, and outline the development of the programme and the materials resulting from this EU project with Croatia, Iceland and Sweden.
The Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) has launched a public consultation to review the Regulations that govern Early Learning and Care, closing date of 6 May 2022. A short background paper detailing information on the review is available here. You can make your views known by completing the online survey.
In this, the final week to apply for the Maynooth University, Froebel Department Level 8 advanced entry BA in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning, run in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland, this article by Leanne Grogan, gives the student perspective on the programme.
This research about using the Froebel Storytelling Approach to understand young children’s experiences of the COVID-19 pandemic calls on policymakers to consider children’s voices and experiences
On 5 April, members of the Oireachtas debated a motion in the Dáil, brought forward by Sinn Féin, that recognises and addresses the issue of the high cost of childcare fees in Ireland.
The CAO deadline is approaching on Sunday, 1 May and in this special edition of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast, we talk to Dr Leah O’Toole about the BA in Early Childhood Teaching and Learning. It is a Level 8 degree, delivered in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland
Minister for Children, Roderic O’Gorman, published The Independent Review of the Operating Model recommending the establishment of a dedicated State Agency for the early learning and school age care sector.