Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scealta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog
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Reflections on moving forward
Dean McDonnell

Reflections on Moving Forward

As we settle in for the academic year ahead, Dr Dean McDonnell, from Carlow IT outlines his thoughts on the new year unfolding and reminds us all of the importance of keeping well and connected, especially important as a degree of normality returns to daily life.

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Blog - values we add
Máire Corbett

Values are how we do it

In our Scéalta blog this week Máire Corbett looks at how our policies and procedures should be influenced by our values, not just the legislation, regulation and Government guidance that require these policies to be in place. She refers to the Síolta principle ‘The Value of Early Childhood’, which says Early Childhood is a significant and distinct time in life that must be nurtured, respected, valued and supported in its own right’ and reminds us that keeping this in mind will ensure that our child-centred ethos is central to all our practice and that our values are indeed evident in our Policies and Procedures

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Chloe Keegan

Big ‘Outdoor’ Boots to Fill

In this week’s Scéalta, Chloe Keegan was recently appointed to Early Childhood Ireland as an Early Childhood Specialist, with a specific focus on developing and continuing the work on an outdoor provision in Early Learning and Care. Chloe introduces herself to us and highlights her passion for the outdoors.

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Engage Fascinate
Kathleen Tuite

Engage, Fascinate and Involve Children

In this week’s Scealta, Kathleen Tuite, Early Childhood Specialist with Early Childhood Ireland talks about building a culture of child-centredness in early learning and care settings. Focusing on the importance of relationships between educators and children. Keeping children at the centre of practice and reflecting on the professional self.

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Cherishing our children?
Milica Atanackovic

Cherishing our children?

In this weeks Scealta, Mili from Early Childhood Ireland, discusses the importance of taking time to reflect in educational settings on how we see parents, working with parents and being available and willing to advocate for the needs and rights of children.

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