Annual Conference Weekend

A spectacular two-day event bringing together the best in the Early Learning and Care sector to showcase the empowering and influential work of our membership nationwide.

Annual Conference Weekend

The Early Childhood Ireland Annual Conference Weekend is a spectacular two-day event bringing together the best in the Early Learning and Care sector to showcase the empowering and influential work of our membership nationwide.

 

National Early Childhood Research Conference

Early Childhood Ireland’s National Early Childhood Research Conference is an exciting opportunity for students, practitioners and researchers to share and discuss their work with fellow professionals in our sector. 

Our 2019 National Early Childhood Research Conference included a keynote speech from Professor Emer Ring, a tailored masterclass on conducting research by Dr Brendan O’Keeffe, as well as a range of research presentations, poster presentations and self-organised symposiums. 

 

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National Annual Awards & Conference Gala Dinner

Early Childhood Ireland National Awards celebrates the quality of early years educators’ work and commitment. A vibrant and glamourous night, our awards evening will share stories of the stellar work and learning happening every day in our member services.

A night that promises to highlight the ongoing commitment of early years educators; The Early Childhood Ireland National Awards will reflect on the determination and devotion of ECI members to improving the lives of children. By telling the stories that need to be told we recognise the commitment of a workforce that tirelessly engages in continuous professional development to promote only the very best practice.

Our 5 award categories for 2019 were:

  1. Learning Stories Awards: This award recognises the strength and breadth of children’s learning within our ECI member’s services.
  2. Inspired Practice Awards: This award recognises the inspiring practice within our ECI member’s services. This inspiration can impact, inform or transform your practice.
  3. Educator Award – Leader in Practice: This award, sponsored by Wesco Ireland, celebrates the exceptional contributions of individuals whose work has had a significant and positive impact on children, families, practitioners, and their community.
  4. Partnership with Families Innovation Award (NEW): Sponsored by Big Red Book, this award in collaboration with The National Parent Council recognises innovative partnerships between ECI member’s services and families.
  5. LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion – (NEW): This award in collaboration with LINC recognises an ECI member service as a Leader in the inclusion of all children.

For more information on our awards, please click here

Celebrate Good Times!
 


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National Conference & AGM

The Early Childhood Ireland National Conference and AGM is an invaluable opportunity to network with peers, meet with leading sector suppliers and see the latest supports to early childhood service delivery 

Providing Leadership to the First 5 was the theme for the National Conference & AGM 2019. The conference brought together leaders, academic experts, regulators, thinkers, writers and practice specialists to explore how best to bring leadership to Ireland’s First 5 Strategy. The keynote speakers on the day were Professor Cathy Nutbrown, Bed, Med, PHd, (Sheffield) and Independent Senator Lynn Ruane. 

 

 

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