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Learning Hub
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Learning Hub

The Learning Hub is Early Childhood Ireland’s eLearning platform, which aims to empower and support our members and their educators to not only help meet regulatory requirements but also to build professional knowledge and skills among their staff.

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ECI Shop

Ordering online is quick, simple and gives you the opportunity to browse our full range of products. Members can avail of a discount of up to 50% on certain products.

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How should we compare early learning and care systems?
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Submission towards a National Action Plan Against Racism for Ireland

This week’s Policy Brief gives an overview of Early Childhood Ireland’s recent submission to the Anti-Racism Committee’s Public Consultation on a new National Action Plan against Racism for Ireland. In July 2021, Early Childhood Ireland made a submission to the Anti-Racism Committee’s Public Consultation on a new National Action Plan against Racism for Ireland. Since

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How should we compare early learning and care systems?
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Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020

The Policy Brief this week presents the main findings of the Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020, produced by Pobal on behalf of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth.   The Annual Early Years Sector Profile Report 2019/2020 has been recently published by Minister Roderic O’Gorman, T.D. The report is produced

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Outdoor play during COVID-19 – Outdoors Embracing Change

Early Childhood Ireland would like to welcome you to the second in a series of three videos that will give you an insight into some quality outdoor early childhood practice across Ireland. While developing on emergent interests with children we often think ‘what can we bring to our environment to provoke and enhance this interest’.

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Podcast – Wrapping up 2021

As we come to the end of the first full year of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast, Milica Atanackovic, Research and Professional Learning Manager at Early Childhood Ireland takes over the mic from our usual presenter Máire Corbett to explore Máire’s thoughts on the episodes of the past year. She reflects on the way she hopes the podcast helps bring a practical application to current research and how values inform all aspects of how educators work.

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