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Case study on Early Years policy development in Ireland

This week, our Policy in Focus outlines the main recommendations from a recently published study entitled The Early Years Sector: A Case Study in Policy Development, written by Dr Fergal Lynch from the UNESCO Child and Family Research Centre, University Galway, who is also the former Secretary General of the Department of Children. Overview For

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Policy in Action 16 January 2024

Last week, as part of our continuing advocacy work, our team engaged with local media throughout the country by issuing our first press release of the year. We reiterated our call for a coherent 5-year plan for the Early Years and School Age Care sector and outlined how Government can address some of the main

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Reggio Children webinar five – Speakers information

This webinar series is part of The Reggio Children Project 2023, funded by National Pyjama Day, and I am pleased to announce that booking for the fifth session A Mosaic of Marks, Words, and Materials is now open. This exciting and interactive webinar is going to be a bit different to the previous sessions. It

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Policy in Action 9 January 2024

This week’s Policy in Action gives an overview of policy developments that are expected in 2024 for the Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC) sector. Child Care (Amendment) Bill New legislation which proposes to give Tusla greater enforcement powers in its regulation of Early Years and School Age Care settings, and which removes

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Fawcett Society report: International Learning and Transforming Early Years

In December 2023, the Fawcett Society in the United Kingdom published its report Transforming Early Childhood Education and Care: Sharing International Learning Part 1. This background report is part 1 of a two-part project which examines five other countries and territories, all of which have undergone significant reforms to their Early Years systems and considers

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Reggio Children webinar four – Speakers information

The fourth webinar in our series on the Reggio Emilia Approach will take place on Thursday, 11 January. This webinar series is part of The Reggio Children Project 2023, funded by National Pyjama Day. Date: Thursday, 11 January Time: 6pm to 8pm, online Theme: The Culture of the Atelier: An approach to learning. Speakers: Lorella

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