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Maths Week

October 3, 2016

It's Maths Week 2014 and a great time to think about the way you incorporate maths into the everyday running of your service! We highlight a different learning story each day for inspiration!

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EECERA Bursary Available from DCYA

May 31, 2016

Thanks to funding from the Dept. of Children and Youth Affairs, 29 bursaries of €350 each towards the conference fee of €450 will be available to applicants who wish to attend the EECERA conference in Dublin from 31st August to 3rd Sept. 2016.

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Policy and Implementation Panel

May 17, 2016

Early Childhood Ireland invites members to put themselves forward to be on a Policy and Implementation Panel for discussions and consultations on key policy issues concerning early childhood education and care, and how policy is being implemented.

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Childcare Regulations 2016

May 15, 2016

The new regulations will come into effect on a phased basis from 30th June 2016. TUSLA are holding information sessions nationwide. Early Childhood Ireland will be in attendance at these events.

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Department of Education Survey of Practitioners 

May 12, 2016

The report highlights that learners felt very well prepared across a range of topics e.g. Child development, Health and Well –Being etc.

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Celebrating Endings in your Setting

May 12, 2016

As we approach the end of another year, we are mindful that for many children, the end of an era looms and a bright, exciting, possibly scary, new beginning in ‘big’ school lies in wait.

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New Ministers for Children and Education

May 12, 2016

Katherine Zappone has been appointed new Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Richard Bruton has been named the new Minister for Education and Skills.

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Transcript of the Panel Discussion

May 11, 2016

Featuring Liz Canavan (DCYA), Eimear Egan (DES),
Fiona McDonnell (TUSLA)

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Press Release: Early Childhood Ireland welcomes the appointment of Katherine Zappone

May 6, 2016

“We welcome the appointment of Katherine Zappone as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs and Richard Bruton as Minister for Education and Skills.

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