Research and Professional Learning

Early Childhood Ireland strives to inform, facilitate, inspire and empower our members to provide consistently high-quality early learning and care and school age childcare services for children and their families

Research and Professional Learning

Who we Are

Early Childhood Ireland’s Research and Professional Learning team aims to inspire and support the Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare sector to provide quality experiences for young children and their families. We want to foster curiosity amongst our members, and our own organisation, and nurture the desire for ongoing learning and quality improvement in settings.

What we do

Early Childhood Ireland works with our members to demonstrate and champion quality in services, pedagogy and practice. We work with external partners to develop and offer initial professional education and continuous professional development opportunities and to undertake research that is relevant to practice, policy, curriculum and services.

We provide continuous professional learning opportunities for providers and staff through online and blended courses, national awards, practice videos and resources, a national conference, a national research day, communities of practice, practice-centred research, seminars and webinars, e-zine, blogs and our quarterly early pedagogy magazine.

Research and Professional Learning

Who we Are

Early Childhood Ireland’s Research and Professional Learning team aims to inspire and support the Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare sector to provide quality experiences for young children and their families. We want to foster curiosity amongst our members, and our own organisation, and nurture the desire for ongoing learning and quality improvement in settings.

What we do

Early Childhood Ireland works with our members to demonstrate and champion quality in services, pedagogy and practice. We work with external partners to develop and offer initial professional education and continuous professional development opportunities and to undertake research that is relevant to practice, policy, curriculum and services.

We provide continuous professional learning opportunities for providers and staff through online and blended courses, national awards, practice videos and resources, a national conference, a national research day, communities of practice, practice-centred research, seminars and webinars, e-zine, blogs and our quarterly early pedagogy magazine

Events

Events

Sharing Knowledge

Early Childhood Ireland generates and shares knowledge for practice and pedagogy and provides opportunities for providers and educators to exchange their knowledge and expertise to achieve the goal that children in Ireland experience only consistently high-quality Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare (ELC and SAC) services and settings.  We work to achieve this goal through our national annual awards, our research events, and professional development for the Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare sector.

Sharing Knowledge

Early Childhood Ireland generates and shares knowledge for practice and pedagogy and provides opportunities for providers and educators to exchange their knowledge and expertise to achieve the goal that children in Ireland experience only consistently high-quality Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare (ELC and SAC) services and settings.  We work to achieve this goal through our national annual awards, our research events, and professional development for the Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare sector.

eLearning

Early Childhood Ireland uses a variety of tools to share and deliver current thinking to the Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare sector. We do this through a range of blended learning methods including online resources such as webinars, podcasts, blog posts and printable easy-to-read documents and articles.

eLearning

Early Childhood Ireland uses a variety of tools to share and deliver current thinking to the Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare sector. We do this through a range of blended learning methods including online resources such as webinars, podcasts, blog posts and printable easy-to-read documents and articles.

Publications

Early Childhood Ireland uses a variety of methods to research and share current thinking on practice, pedagogy and curriculum with the Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare sector to improve practice, pedagogy, curriculum and services for children.

We offer a suite of publications and resources to members and providers that are unique to Ireland, including: online webinars, podcasts, practice videos, a blog series, printable easy-to-read documents and articles, and a quarterly Early Pedagogy. We also conduct research on practice and pedagogy with a view to improving implementation, policy and practice to benefit children.

Publications and Resources

Early Childhood Ireland uses a variety of methods to research and share current thinking on practice, pedagogy and curriculum with the Early Learning and Care and School-Age Childcare sector to improve practice, pedagogy, curriculum and services for children.

We offer a suite of publications and resources to members and providers that are unique to Ireland, including: online webinars, podcasts, practice videos, a blog series, printable easy-to-read documents and articles, and a quarterly Early Pedagogy. We also conduct research on practice and pedagogy with a view to improving implementation, policy and practice to benefit children.

Partnerships

Early Childhood Ireland develops and sustains partnerships at home and abroad through a range of initiatives and projects. Through collaboration we bring research evidence and sectoral knowledge to bear on improving early learning and care settings through reflective practice and professional dialogue.  We develop and offer initial professional education with partners.  

Early Childhood Ireland developed and still offers a BA with Maynooth University.  Our organisation is the only selected partner in the Republic of Ireland of the highly influential Reggio Emilia Approach® from Italy. Early Childhood Ireland also leads on and partners in European Commission Erasmus + projects for workforce development.

Partnerships

Early Childhood Ireland develops and sustains partnerships at home and abroad through a range of initiatives and projects. Through collaboration we bring research evidence and sectoral knowledge to bear on improving early learning and care settings through reflective practice and professional dialogue.  We develop and offer initial professional education with partners.  

Early Childhood Ireland developed and still offers a BA with Maynooth University.  Our organisation is the only selected partner in the Republic of Ireland of the highly influential Reggio Emilia Approach® from Italy. Early Childhood Ireland also leads on and partners in European Commission Erasmus + projects for workforce development.

Early Childhood Ireland Membership Renewal

Your Early Childhood Ireland membership is now due for renewal. Renew online before 30 September 2021 to be in with a chance of winning one of our weekly prizes of a personal tablet.