The ECE Quality Ireland Podcast

Community of professionals sharing ideas and knowledge on all things quality, pedagogy and professional practice in ECEC in Ireland.

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Wednesday Aug 17, 2022

We chat with Canadian Childcare Federation CEO Don Giesbrecht about Government funding of ECEC, the $10 a day childcare plan and professionalisation. So interesting and lots of parallels with the Irish sector as Canada are on a similar trajectory.

Saturday Jul 30, 2022

What are the similarities and differences between ECEC and Primary Education. How Aistear was rolled out and implemented differently in both sectors. Should children stay in ECEC until 6? In conversation with Simon Lewis on his podcast called "If I was the Minister for Education".

Monday Jul 18, 2022

Researching Education for Sustainable Development using a Child's Rights Based Approach with Muireann Ranta, ECEC PhD Candidate.

Friday Jun 24, 2022

We discuss whether, by aligning an early childhood setting with a specific curriculum model such as Montessori, Steiner or Reggio, we can truly provide an emergent child led curriculum. Instead we consider a "patchwork curriculum" approach where various elements of many curricula are blended together to create a unique curriculum for each individual child.

S1Ep2 ECEC Past, Present & Future

Wednesday Jun 01, 2022

Wednesday Jun 01, 2022

We are joined by Denise McCormilla, the CEO of National Childhood Network, to chat about her amazing career and experience in ECEC. We discuss ECEC past, present and future.

Wednesday May 18, 2022

We discuss what a community of practice is among professional ECEC educators and why it is important to quality ECEC practice.


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