Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scéalta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog

Scealta – The Early Childhood Ireland Blog
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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

In Scéalta this week Emma Reilly reflects on how access to books in her early childhood gave her a lifelong love of books and reading. She outlines how the Dolly Parton Imagination Library is now giving children in Dublin 24, and in some parts of Cork City, that same opportunity.

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Aistear in Úlla Beag

My name is Denise Sheridan and I set up Úlla Beag in 2010 as an inclusive green school. Our approach to curriculum is ‘Play based learning delivered through Aistear’.  I wanted to have an outdoor play environment, similar to what I grew up in, for my own children as well as children in the locality and there was no

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Draft Primary Curriculum

  The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) is reviewing and redeveloping the 1999 primary curriculum. Read the Draft Primary Curriculum Framework here. The current phase of consultation on the draft is now complete, with further re-engagement in 2021/2022. Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) welcomes the draft curriculum framework for primary school and the consultative approach and

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Aistear in Kilbehenny National School

  In 2019, we introduced Aistear to Kilbehenny National School for the very first time. Kilbehenny NS is a mixed rural school in south County Limerick, at the foot of the Galtee mountains and also very close to the Cork and Tipperary boundary. In our school, we promote a caring, happy, hands on and safe

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Powerful Women – inspiring researchers

  Spring 2019 saw the introduction of Early Childhood Ireland’s ‘Early Pedagogy’ Magazine. It is fitting that our first edition celebrated some of the most inspiring women from Ireland and beyond who have helped to shape and develop our Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare settings with the ‘child-centred’ approach it demonstrates today.

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