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Early Childhood Ireland- RTE Documentary Proposal

April 15, 2014

Early Childhood Ireland has been approached by Shane Dunphy, an independent filmmaker, who is proposing to make a documentary programme on RTÉ which will tell the story of children, parents and staff based in three childcare settings throughout Ireland. Shane’s inspiration for the documentary, provisionally titled It’s a Small World is to counteract the negativity [...]

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KCCC Information Session – Junior Transition Pilot Programme

April 14, 2014

Invitation – PreSchools Transition

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B.A.in Early Childhood Studies and Practice at N.U.I. Galway

April 11, 2014

Please be advised that the application the application process is now open and applications can be made on-line at  http://www.nuigalway.ie/apply The deadline for receipt of applications is May 30th 2014 BA in Early Childhood Studies and Practice Brochure 2014 – NUIG (1)

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Association Of Childhood Professionals National Conference

April 4, 2014

A Chara,   Please be aware of an important date for your diary as the Association of Childhood Professionals is hosting its national conference in Cork city on the 7th of June, 2014.   This conference entitled “Finding Our Voice” will be held in the Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa, Little Island, Cork.   The [...]

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Kildare Steiner School Workshop Cancelled but Open Day still on

April 4, 2014

Dear All   Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have had to postpone our workshops event planned for this coming Saturday. However, please note that we will still be running an Open Morning that same day from 10am to 12 noon   The Open Morning will start at 10am in the ‘Misneach’ (orange) building, which [...]

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Learner Fund Launched

March 26, 2014

The Learner Fund is an initiative of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) that is being introduced as part of a larger drive to raise quality standards in early years services nationally. The Learner Fund will support existing staff in early years services to gain accredited qualifications, which are to become mandatory. The aim is to provide a [...]

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Learner Fund Update

March 25, 2014

We have received notification from Pobal that the DCYA will not be launching the Learner Fund today as previously advised. Pobal have advised that the Learner Fund will be launched and go live tomorrow for applications (Wednesday 26th March 2014) Please ensure that you have advised all staff who may be eligible for subsidy under [...]

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Steiner School Open day

March 21, 2014

Kildare Steiner School April 2014 Workshops Event Programme (1) (1)

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Kildare Steiner School Newsletter

March 21, 2014

KSS School Newsletter 2014 – February

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Information on Learner Fund

March 21, 2014

Learner Fund Info for Providers 2014

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Kildare Montessori Network Meeting

March 19, 2014

Montessori Network Meeting April 2104

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Food Rebels

March 19, 2014

food rebels

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Planning for Kildare Integration Strategy

March 14, 2014

Planning

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Free Story Telling for little ones

March 14, 2014

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Link- “Supporting Working Families. Releasing a brake on economic growth”

March 5, 2014

http://www.donegalchildcare.com/2014/03/04/dccc-indecon-research-report-supporting-working-families-gaining-traction- http://www.donegalchildcare.com/2014/02/27/donegal-ccc-report-attracting-national-media-attention/

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Play to Read at Kildare Libraries

February 24, 2014

add for KCCC

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Links to Childcare costs keeping people out of work

February 24, 2014

http://www.tv3.ie/ireland_am_video.php?locID=1.65.74&video=76488   http://www.todayfm.com/player/listen_back/7/9580/20th_February_2014_-_The_Last_Word_with_Matt_Cooper_Part_1

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Free Story Telling

February 12, 2014

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Free Talks for parents, Teachers and Carers in Kildare Libraries

February 12, 2014

Please find below a list of upcoming talks as part of Kildare Library Service Toys, Technology and Training Project. All talks are free of charge and open to everyone. Please book your place in advance at the relevant library. Naas Library : naaslib@kildarecoco.ie Ph: 045 879111 Leixlip Library: leixliplib@kildarecoco.ie Ph: 01 6060050 Kildare Library: kildarelib@kildarecoco.ie Ph: 045 530626 Athy Library : athylib@kildarecoco.ie Ph: 059 8631144   Study [...]

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Transitioning to Primary School for Children with Special Needs

February 7, 2014

Please see below information on a free talk aimed at parents of or teachers working with children with diagnosed or suspected learning or special needs who will be making the transition from preschool to primary school next September. Everyone is welcome but pre-booking is required. Transitioning to Primary School for Children with Special Needs Dorothy [...]

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Community Health Day- Athy

February 5, 2014

Community Health Day (1)

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Kildare Montessori Network

January 31, 2014

Kildare Montessori Network

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LGBT Youth Group In Naas

January 31, 2014

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Teaching the Steiner Way

January 20, 2014

Teaching the Steiner Way brochure

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KCCC VALUE YOUR FEEDBACK

January 10, 2014

Kildare County Childcare Committee operate a Compliments, Comments and Complaints Policy and welcome all feedback from our service users and stakeholders. Please take time to have a look at the Policy and help us to improve our service by letting us know how you think we’re doing Compliments, Comments and Complaints Procedure

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Aistear Training for Irish Medium Pre- Schools

January 10, 2014

  Aistear Curriculum Training for Irish Medium Pre- Schools will take place at  The Gresham Hotel on Saturday 1 st February 2014  (10 am- 5 pm). This event is a collaborative action between the County Childcare Committees in the greater Dublin area and Fobairt Naíonraí Teoranta. This event is a response to increasing requests for [...]

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Child protection Training

January 10, 2014

Child Protection Training

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Kildare Steiner School Open day

January 10, 2014

Kildare Steiner School Open day

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KCCC News 6

January 10, 2014

KCCC News Issue 6

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KILDARE CCC – NETWORK EVENING

December 3, 2013

kildare

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Free Storytelling Event

November 18, 2013

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Call for Volunteers for the Better Basics Literacy Programme!

November 18, 2013

Volunteer Ad Better Basics

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KCCC “Embracing Aistear” Programme

November 8, 2013

What is it? A pilot programme of 8 workshops based on the “Guidelines for Good Practice” of Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. Developed and delivered by the KCCC   Programme Team, Marianne Casey, Fidelma Martin, and Marie Bagnall and overseen by our Manager Julie McNamara. The programme occurred over 5 Saturdays (including 1 half day [...]

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KCCC Newsletter Issue 5 – Available now

November 8, 2013

Please click here to see a copy of our most recent newsletter

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KCCC Newsletter Issue 4 – Available Now

September 6, 2013

Please click here to view our most recent newsletter

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KCCC Newsletter Issue 3 – Available Now

June 21, 2013

Please click here to view the lastest issue of the KCCC Newsletter

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KCCC fully support the Statement made by the Association of Childhood Professionals in response to the Prime Time Investigation Programme aired on the 28th May 2013

May 29, 2013

RTE Prime Time programme response – from the Association of Childhood Professionals  The Association of Childhood Professionals has voiced its concern at the findings of the RTE Prime Time investigation into practices at crèches.  The Association said the programme showed repeat instances of practices that are not acceptable for the childhood sector.  In response the [...]

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Ministers Burton and Fitzgerald launch first phase of new afterschool childcare scheme

April 24, 2013

Subsidised places will assist low-income families where parents are returning to work The Minister for Social Protection Joan Burton T.D., and Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs have today (24 April 2013) announced that the first pilot phase of the new afterschool childcare scheme will begin on 29 April. In this first [...]

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Minister Fitzgerald announces €2.75 million capital funding for childcare providers

March 26, 2013

Monday 25th March 2013 Frances Fitzgerald TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, has today announced details of the allocation of €2.75 million to support the ongoing improvement of the childcare sector. Minister Fitzgerald stated: “I am pleased, for the second year in a row, to be in position to provide significant capital funding for the [...]

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Child Safety Awareness Programme (CSAP)

January 11, 2013

A child safety section is now available to view on the HSE website – www.hse.ie/childsafety – which has all of the current CSAP materials available for download.  The website also contains lots of information in relation to child safety and it is constantly being developed and updated to reflect emerging issues and current best practice. [...]

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“Say No to Poisons” for Pre-school Children

October 24, 2012

This year the National Poisons Information Centre (NPIC) developed a “Say NO to Poisons!” storybook, activities and Learning Plan, in collaboration with County Carlow VEC. The aim of the storybook and materials is to increase awareness and promote safety about poisons in pre-school children. The “Say NO to Poisons!” storybook has been endorsed by Early [...]

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