Documenting the Early Childhood Curriculum and making learning visible is a key requirement of the DES Education Focused Inspections. This programme is delivered over three workshops and will support educators document children’s learning and use this documentation to plan relevant and meaningful learning experiences for children.
2016 was a year dominated by change both here in Ireland and across the world stage. Early Childhood Ireland’s main focus was on the developments which impacted on our sector such as the roll-out of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) and of course the Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS).
Following ECI advocacy, Minister for Children & Youth Affairs, Katherine Zappone TD, is to replace the proposed 48-week funding model with a 52-week funding model under the new Affordable Childcare Scheme.
In recognition of the commitment to further professionalisation, DCYA plan to pay a Bursary (of approx. €750) to practitioners who have completed a major award in Early Childhood Care and Education at Level 7, Level 8, or Level 9.
We will accept the submission of abstracts up to the closing date of January 27th 2017. Abstracts will be reviewed by an external scientific committee and notification of acceptance will be forwarded by February 10th 2017.