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.
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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.
In this episode, Eilish Balfe describes how COVID-19 was the catalyst for her doing a complete 360 change of mind about having technology in her setting. She discusses how in partnership with parents she and her staff support children’s curiosity though the use of technology.
2022 is already busy on the policy front for our sector. The current focus is on the proposed new Core Funding contract, which was announced by the government last month. We are committed to supporting our valued members to navigate this complex area, to achieve the highest quality for children.
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.
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.