Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scealta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

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Máire Corbett

Unsung Heroes

As Early Childhood Ireland seeks nominations for the Pedagogical Leader of the Year Award 2021, Máire Corbett reflects on what it means to be a leader and how this year has shown.

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Milica Atanackovic

A Scéalta to Lilian

In this week’s Scéalta, Milica Atanackovic, pays tribute to Early Childhood Ireland’s early childhood specialist Lilian Joyce as she retired last week from the research and professional learning team after a lengthy career in early learning and care. Milica reflects on Lilian’s journey and contribution to the sector, educators and children.

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Mary Hickey

The power of children’s postcards

In this weeks Scealta Mary Hickey from Bessborough Early Years Cork, shares with us how children can inspire and how a simple idea from a small child developed into a heart-warming community response. All this happened during lockdown, toddlers made a community smile.

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Paul Gilligan

Mental Health – Time to take stock

As we reach the end of another year with disruption and change, we also mark 5 years of Scéalta, Early Childhood Ireland’s blog. We asked our Chairperson, Paul Gilligan to write a piece to mark this milestone. He reflects on the need for us all to take stock of our emotional health after the challenges of the past 16 months, to enable us to continue to support children and their families as well as all those who work in our settings.

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Mary Daly

Updating Aistear 2021- 2024

In Scéalta this week Dr. Mary Daly from NCCA looks back at some key milestones that have occurred in the over 11 years since Aistear was launched. She outlines why Aistear is being updated and the consultation process this update entails.

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