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Early Childhood Ireland welcomes publication of ‘First 5’, the national early years strategy

November 19, 2018

Early Childhood Ireland welcomes the publication this morning of First 5, the long-awaited national early years strategy for Ireland. This cross-Departmental, ten-year plan is an important milestone for babies, children, their families, and communities around the country.

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Lobbying for the Early Years Sector

May 16, 2017

On Tuesday 9th May, ECI Policy Officer Amy McArdle attended the Children’s Rights Alliance AGM and Annual Conference, which included a political panel discussion on early years reform. The discussion was wide ranging and the prevalent issues were around quality, professionalisation and pay and conditions.

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CEO Update: National Early Years Strategy

December 20, 2016

On Wednesday 7th December 2016, Teresa Heeney, CEO, and Carmel Brennan, Director of Training and Practice, attended the Open Policy Debate on the National Early Years Strategy on behalf of ECI.

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EECERA told parents should be gardeners, rather than carpenters

September 3, 2016

This is according to Alison Gopnik, a cognitive scientist and professor of psychology and philosophy at the University of California and author of “Against Parenting” who was keynote speaker at the EECERA (European Early Childhood Research Association) conference today (Saturday 3rd September 2016), hosted by Early Childhood Ireland in DCU, which was attended by almost 1,000 early childhood educators and researchers from around the world.

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