Our Children-Our Future

Policy, Practice & Professional Identity


IT Sligo 09:00 :: 20th October 2011

The Early Childhood Care and Education sector in Ireland has witnessed a significant investment in infrastructure and key policy developments over the past decade. It is now timely that we collectively reflect on our journey to date, with the strategic objective of informing future strategic policy and practice direction for our children. Our Children-Our Future conference will consider and debate the diverse facets of our role and relevance as carers, educators, policy influencers and practitioners.
The conference hosts will comprise of Pedagogy Learning Education (PLé) Network of degree programme providers, the Irish Social Science Platform, IT Sligo, the Border Midland West region of County Childcare Committees and the HSE West.
The conference will comprise keynote national and international speakers, inclusive of Professor Diane Levin, Professor Shelia Greene, Mr Fergus Finlay and Professor Ronny Bruffaerts. In addition, papers which have been selected for presentation focus on three core agorae: Early Childhood Care and Education Policy; Early Childhood Care and Education Practice; Early Childhood Care and Education Professional Identity.

■€250.00 single occupancy or
■€225.00 per person sharing
Price includes two nights’ Bed and Breakfast, lunches, tea/coffee, 1 Gala dinner & Conference attendance.

Price includes conference attendance, lunch, tea/coffee.

(Please note student places are limited)
Price includes conference attendance, lunch, tea/coffee.

Registration Required http://itsligo.ie/research-innovation/research-welcome/staff-research-link/conferences/our-children-our-future/conference/

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