Early Childhood Ireland’s vision sees every child thriving and learning. Achieving this means that child safeguarding is a significant priority across all aspects of our work, internally as well as externally. Is this Scéalta blog post, Early Childhood Ireland’s Lauraine Giacovazzi writes about why this is a key priority for all those who work with or have any interaction with children.
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Early Childhood Ireland member, the Mercy Family Centre in Dublin, were delighted to recently take part in the RTÉ This is Art project. In this Scéalta post, Our Land of Creativity, they describe the collaborative process through which they developed their project, involving parents and families as well as the School Age Care children in their setting.
Anne Macken, Manager of Happy Days Creche, in Co Tipperary tells of how she was inspired by her recent visit to Reggio Emilia through the Reggio Children Project, funded by National Pyjama Day. She discusses the importance of respect for children, educators and their environments and the importance of joy in our work with children and their families.
In our Scéalta blog this week, Kathleen Tuite, Early Childhood Ireland, highlights previous blogs posts on outdoor play, provision and practice within Early Years settings. In case you have not had a chance to read before, Kathleen encourages you to read some of the amazing contributions received on outdoor play over the year stretching from 2022 to 2023.
In a recent episode of Early Childhood Ireland’s podcast, Chloe Keegan, from Early Childhood Ireland described some ideas for outdoor play which she had observed on some visits to settings. In this blog, she discusses these more and shares images, so members can see these ideas in action.
In our Scéalta blog post this week, Aoife Horgan, from Early Childhood Ireland provides an update on the Enhancing Quality in Family Day Care (Childminding) Project. She describes the recent visit to Denmark this month for the second of our Learning, Teaching, and Training Activities.