Early Childhood Care and Education

  • Children 18 months to 5 years benefiting from a local Early Care and Education setting involved in ongoing whole community quality improvement strategy
  • Early Years ECERS and ITERS assessments and reports for all rooms pre and post YK quality improvement strategy
  • Highscope curriculum training for Creche and Preschool staff
  • Montessori masterclasses
  • On site specialist implementation mentoring within National Framework Standards
  • Environmental enhancement supports
  • Skills development for staff supervision
  • Developing and sustaining an Early Years Co-ordinators Forum
  • Implementation of standardised transitional tools for children entering preschool and primary cycle
  • Local promotion of Early Years Centres in their contribution to children’s early education and development
  • Developing co-ordinated strategies for greater parental involvement
  • Co-ordinated by Barnardos Brighter Futures Centre, supported by EY Co-ordinators Forum and Cork City Childcare Company