Sharing Web Resources

The web site that I chose to research is Early Childhood Ireland at http://www.earlychildhoodireland.ie. Early Childhood Ireland supports those who have a role in the development, overall care and education in early childhood. They also prioritize the children’s interest. Early Childhood Ireland provides professional support and training for early childhood educators. They also contribute to research and public policy development, promotes quality, accessible childcare for all children, and explores and evaluates innovative and creative child-centered approaches to childcare.

The website and newsletter are very informative and cover a vast array of information. My attention in the March newsletter was Ireland’s National Pajama Day. This will be the 9th event that they have designed to help raise money for children’s charities in Ireland. This year they are raising money for the Irish Hospice Foundation’s Children’s Hospice Home Care program. They offer support to those families who have seriously ill children who are being cared for in their homes.

I am currently trying to find more information on their “free preschool scheme.” I am not sure what exactly this is but there is a press release asking for clarification to the adjustments being made and how the adult-child ratios are affected. I will clarify when I find out more.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Leslie
    Mar 11, 2012 @ 22:04:53

    Great imformation April. I will looking forward to viewing more information as it becomes available. It is a wonderful thing to know that the importance of a childs health and well-being is a world-wide event.

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  2. LaTina Johnson
    Mar 12, 2012 @ 21:02:20

    Hi I am looking forward to getting more information about this program as well. I am developing a interest in different Early childhood programs. it is interesting to see the way that the programs compare to my program.

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  3. Kathy McLaughlin
    Mar 17, 2012 @ 18:25:26

    I like their article stressing that children like to play, even in poverty and war torn areas. Play is an important way children learn.

    Reply

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