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Early Childhood Ireland's National Awards 2019

ECI’s National Awards 2019

December 10, 2018

Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) National Awards celebrates the quality of early years educators’ work. These awards showcase the excellent work and learning that happens every day in ECI members services across the country. They highlight the ongoing commitment of early years educators to reflecting on and improving their practice. They also recognise the commitment to continuous professional development that many of our members consistently engage in.

We are delighted to announce an additional two new award categories this year which recognise Partnership with Parents and Leadership in Inclusion. Our 5 award categories for 2019 are:

1. Learning Stories Awards: This award recognises the strength and breadth of children’s learning within our ECI member’s services. Click here for more

2 Inspired Practice Awards: This award recognises the inspiring practice within our ECI member’s services. This inspiration can impact, inform or transform your practice. Click here for more

3 Educator Award – Leader in Practice: This award is sponsored by WESCO and celebrates the exceptional contributions of individuals whose work has had a significant and positive impact on children, families, practitioners, and their community. Click here for more

4 Partnership with Families Innovation Award (NEW): This award in collaboration with The National Parent Council recognises innovative partnerships between ECI member’s services and families. Click here for more

5 LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion – (NEW): This award in collaboration with LINC recognises an ECI member service as a Leader in the inclusion of all children. Click here for more


Timeline of the Awards Process

Apr 2018 to 28th Feb 2019  Applications accepted for
• Learning Stories Award
• Inspired Practice Award
1st Dec 2018 to 28th Feb 2019 Nominations/Applications accepted for 
• Educators Award – Leader in Practice
• Partnership with Families Innovation Award, 
• LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion
28 February 2019 All Nominations/Applications closed
24 March 2019  Shortlist will be contacted
12 April 2019  Winners will be announced at the National Awards Evening


The winners of these Awards will be profiled across National and Regional media in addition to LINC, National Parent Council and ECI’s magazine, website and social media.


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