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The biggest event in the ECI calendar

February 13, 2018

Make sure to book your tickets for the Early Childhood Ireland Annual Conference, AGM, and Awards Night now.

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Minister Zappone commits to carrying out independent review of cost of quality childcare

April 1, 2017

Speaking at Early Childhood Ireland’s annual conference in UCD, Minister Zappone said the independent review will feed into future policy development and review of subsidy levels. She said it will be an important contributor to establishing a firm evidence base for investment by the State in both affordability and quality.

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Valuing the Early Childhood Professional – Research Seminar, Conference, Awards & AGM

March 29, 2017

This year's Annual Conference will take place over 2 days (March 31st - April 1st) in UCD. Not to be missed!

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Key Person Approach, past, present, future!

March 21, 2017

In this article Laura Henry, the keynote speaker at our Conference this year, discusses the importance of the keyperson

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Valuing the Early Childhood Professional – Annual Conference

February 21, 2017

This conference is about drawing attention to the enormous contribution that the early childhood professional makes to children, families and communities.

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Research and Practice Seminar 2017

January 24, 2017

We will accept the submission of abstracts up to the closing date of January 27th 2017. Abstracts will be reviewed by an external scientific committee and notification of acceptance will be forwarded by February 10th 2017.

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Year in Review: 2016

January 10, 2017

2016 was a year dominated by change both here in Ireland and across the world stage. Early Childhood Ireland’s main focus was on the developments which impacted on our sector such as the roll-out of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) and of course the Affordable Childcare Scheme (ACS).

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