Leadership for Inclusion Award sponsored by LINC 2021 2021 2021

Leadership for Inclusion Award

Shortlisted Entries - Early Childhood LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion

The shortlisted entries for the Early Childhood LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion are:

• Maxine Ryan
Clare Family Resource Centre, Ennis, Co Clare.

• Louise Boyle
Ardfinnan Community Playschool, Lady’s Abbey, Ardfinnan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

• Corrine Kane
Saimer Community Childcare, The Rock, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

• Anne Macken & Maeve O’Connor
Happy Days Ballyporeen Childcare, Ballyporeen, Cahir, Co Tipperary.

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Watch the above video to find out which of our shortlisted entries has won and see their reaction to the news!

Early Childhood Ireland

National Annual Awards

Leadership for Inclusion Award sponsored by LINC

The LINC Consortium partners (Mary Immaculate College, Early Childhood Ireland, and Maynooth University – Froebel Department) wish to recognise and highlight some of the great work occurring across the country concerning the inclusion of all children within early learning and care services. This award focuses on the pillars of Inclusive Culture, Inclusive Practice, and Inclusive Pedagogy which are the foundation of the LINC Programme.

The award seeks to recognise a service that exemplifies the aims of the LINC Program which support the inclusion of all children in early learning and care services. Services that have appointed an INCO, who is a LINC Programme graduate will be able to give examples as to how they have implemented learning from the LINC Programme, in line with Aistear: The National Curriculum Framework and Síolta: The National Quality Framework while utilising the Competency Framework ‘Reflections for Inclusion’. As this is a LINC award, services who have appointed a LINC Graduate as an Inclusion Coordinator (INCO) are eligible to be nominated for this award.

As this is a LINC award, services who have appointed a LINC Graduate as an Inclusion Coordinator (INCO) are eligible to be nominated.

Every application will be judged using the criteria established for that award

Criteria for Short-listing and JudgingLeadership for Inclusion Award sponsored by LINC

Please use the following criteria headings on your application form to demonstrate that your service:

Criteria 

Marks

Inclusive Culture: how your setting practices a culture of inclusion, focusing on the reflections outlined within the Reflections for Inclusion competency framework

25

Inclusive Practice: how your setting implements good practice and is inclusive of all children, focusing on the reflections outlined within the Reflections for Inclusion competency framework.

25

Inclusive Pedagogy: how your setting operates an inclusive pedagogy, focusing on the reflections outlined within the Reflections for Inclusion competency framework

25

Leadership: how your service has implemented and led a culture of inclusion, practice and pedagogy and/or how they are leaders of inclusion within the sector

25

Total Marks

100

Application form 

Documentation and Supporting Evidence requirements

Resources to support you in applying for this award

 Key dates for your diary

Opening date

19 April 2021

Closing date

31 May 2021

Award Winners announced

8 October 2021

Please email kwhitham@earlychildhoodireland.ie if you have any questions.

Early Childhood Ireland Membership Renewal

Your Early Childhood Ireland membership is now due for renewal. Renew online before 30 September 2021 to be in with a chance of winning one of our weekly prizes of a personal tablet.