Month: August 2023

Léargas and Early Childhood Ireland Erasmus+ ECEC Exchange
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Policy Brief: From Poverty to Potential: A programme for Child Poverty and Well-Being, Initial Programme Plan: July 2023 – December 2025

The Child Poverty and Well-Being Programme Office, established in the Department of the Taoiseach, aims to tackle child poverty and enhance children’s overall well-being in Ireland. This initiative recognises that ending child poverty is vital, not only for children’s happiness and development, but also for achieving broader economic, environmental, and social goals. Following the decision

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Press Release: ‘Children’s Budget’ must have children’s rights at its heart

– Early Childhood Ireland calls for ambitious new approach as Early Years settings reopen. Ireland’s children are being let down because of a decades-long focus on providing childcare for economic reasons. That’s according to Early Childhood Ireland, which has called on the Government and policymakers to ‘completely rethink’ their approach to Early Years and School Age

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Léargas and Early Childhood Ireland Erasmus+ ECEC Exchange
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Policy Brief: IHREC Policy Statement on Care

The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission (IHREC) recently released a new Policy Statement on Care, which promotes a human rights and equality-based framework for care and outlines the actions that the State must take to translate European and international standards into public policy commitments and measures. IHREC supports several of Early Childhood Ireland’s key

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Scéalta Blogs – Plurilingualism

Heritage Languages – Resources to nurture and develop practice Louise Tobin – 18 October 2022 Heritage Languages: Promoting Linguistic and Cultural Diversity Suzanne McCarthy – 11 October 2022 As Gaeilge: A living language in an Naíonra Máire Ní Chéitinn – 04 October 2022 My daughter’s name means “fortune of the moon” Valerie Gaynor – 27

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Storytelling as a tool to promote plurilingualism

By Francesca La Morgia, Founder and Director of Mother Tongues   Talk-rich environments, where heritage languages are used alongside English, help to promote multilingual children’s understanding of language and literacy more generally. Storytelling and interactive engagement with picture books can support language and literacy development in multiple languages, while creating imaginary worlds where different languages

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