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.

 

Our National Conference Weekend 2019 takes place in

Our 2019 Conference and AGM weekend takes place on Friday 12 and Saturday 13 April 2019 in Croke Park Conference Centre. 

 

ECI Annual Conference Weekend

National Early Childhood Research Conference 2019

Early Childhood Ireland’s ‘National Early Childhood Research Conference 2019’, will take place on Friday 12th April 2019 in Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin. It promises to be an exciting opportunity for students, practitioners and researchers. 

This full day research conference includes a tailored masterclass on conducting research by Dr Brendan O’Keeffe, The Institute for Action Research. Inspiring presentations from Early Childhood Ireland’s Innovation award winners will also be showcased on the day. This will be of significant interest to prospective researchers, generating ideas for future research proposals. Participants will have access to a range of research presentations, poster presentations and self-organised symposiums. 

For more information or to submit a research proposal, please click here

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ECI Annual Conference Weekend

National Annual Awards & Conference Gala Dinner 2019

Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) 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 ECI members 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.

This year we are excited to announce an additional two new award categories which recognise the Partnership with Parents and Leadership in Inclusion.

Our 5 award categories for 2019 are:

  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 is sponsored by Wesco Ireland and 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, please click here

 

 

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ECI Annual Conference Weekend

National Conference & AGM 2019

Providing Leadership to the First 5 is the theme for The Early Childhood Ireland – National Conference & AGM. The 2019 conference will expand on the First 5, a whole-of-government strategy which focuses on improving the lives of babies, young children, and their families. Participants will engage in compelling discourse on leadership through a focus on, rights, health and wellbeing, and quality improvement. Providing participants with a wonderful opportunity to facilitate deep reflective thinking and enhance ongoing professional learning and development.

Through Masterclasses, participants will join a unique community that will explore current and emerging practice devoted to improving young children’s experiences across the spectrum of service they attend.

The keynote speakers will be Professor Cathy Nutbrown, Bed, Med, PHd, (Sheffield) and Independent Senator Lynn Ruane. This invaluable opportunity to network with peers, meet with leading sector suppliers and see the latest supports to early childhood service delivery is a date you don’t want to miss.

For more information, please click here

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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