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2021 LINC Graduation Ceremony to Take Place Virtually

2021 LINC Graduation Ceremony to Take Place Virtually

2021 LINC Graduation Ceremony to Take Place Virtually     The in-person Graduation Ceremony planned for Saturday, 20 November, has had to be cancelled due to the current Covid-19 situation.     It was with deep regret that the difficult decision was...

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Leading Inclusion – Beverton Pre-School Wins LINC Award

Leading Inclusion – Beverton Pre-School Wins LINC Award

Leading Inclusion – Beverton Pre-School Wins LINC Award     The award was sponsored by the LINC Programme as part of the Early Childhood Ireland (ECI) National Awards, which took place virtually on the 8th of October 2021.     The 8th of October was a...

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Free Webinar to Focus on Understanding Mental Health Stigma

Free Webinar to Focus on Understanding Mental Health Stigma

Free Webinar to Focus on Understanding Mental Health Stigma     The webinar will be held in conjunction with See Change, Ireland’s organisation dedicated to ending mental health stigma.     The LINC Programme team in conjunction with See Change and MIC...

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Finding Community

Finding Community

In this edition of the LINC blog, graduate Denise Sheridan talks about her outdoor ethos, her education journey, and how the LINC+ programme has helped her to find her voice as a valued member of the early years community.      In 2010 I set up Úlla Beag, an...

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Our Voices in Practice are Important – Lets Keep Talking!

Our Voices in Practice are Important – Lets Keep Talking!

Our Voices in Practice are Important – Lets Keep Talking!   Using Action Research in the Early Learning and Care (ELC) Setting to support with the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic   In this edition of the LINC Blog, managing director and early childhood...

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Creating a Sensory Space

Creating a Sensory Space

Creating a Sensory Space   In this edition of the LINC blog, tutors Claire Butterly, Karina Abbott, Ann Donnellan, Carole Dee, Linda Madden, Margaret Joyce and Paula Harte highlight some considerations when planning a sensory space in your Early Learning and Care...

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Bringing the hug button to life in Bambi’s

Bringing the hug button to life in Bambi’s

In this edition of the LINC blog, current student María Florencia Caunedo Ampudia from Bambi's Pre-school in Greenpark Dublin, tells of her success at implementing Dr Mary O'Kane's "hug button" strategy.     Going back to pre-school after a long break can be...

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Looking after Children’s Well-Being During a Pandemic.

Looking after Children’s Well-Being During a Pandemic.

In this edition of our blog, Teaching Fellow in Early Childhood Education in the Department of Reflective Pedagogy & Early Childhood Studies, MIC Limerick, Mai Burke-Hayes, outlines some tips for looking after children's well-being during a pandemic.    ...

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Self-Care this Valentine’s Day

Self-Care this Valentine’s Day

In this edition of our blog, LINC Tutor Claire Butterly reminds us that while Valentine's Day is often celebrated as a time to demonstrate your love for others, it can also be a time for self-reflection.       As Early Childhood Teachers, many of you...

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LINC Programme Shortlisted for AONTAS STAR Award 2021

LINC Programme Shortlisted for AONTAS STAR Award 2021

LINC Programme Shortlisted for Aontas Award 2021The LINC (Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years) Adult Education Programme has been shortlisted for an AONTAS STAR Award in the 'Adult Learning Initiatives that Promote Social Inclusion' category. The STAR Awards...

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A Positive Opportunity: Covid-19 and Outdoor Play

A Positive Opportunity: Covid-19 and Outdoor Play

In this edition of our blog, LINC tutor Carole Dee describes how her team created a positive experience for the children of their setting despite the challenges of Covid-19 .   While I am passionate about the value of outdoor learning, making the shift to...

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LINC Shines a Light on Invisible Needs during the Pandemic

LINC Shines a Light on Invisible Needs during the Pandemic

LINC Shines a Light on Invisible Needs during the Pandemic   The Foundation Building in Mary immaculate College Limerick turns Purple as part of the Disability Federation of Ireland’s Purple Lights Campaign and to mark the United Nations International Day of...

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Setting Focus: Teach Spraoi Nature Kindergarten

Setting Focus: Teach Spraoi Nature Kindergarten

This week the LINC Team chatted with Nora Custy, owner/manager of An Teach Spraoi Nature Kindergarten to see what they have been up to since restrictions were imposed.   Nestled just outside the town of Ennis in Co. Clare is An Teach Spraoi Nature Kindergarten....

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Setting Focus: Mabuhay Pre-school Meath

Setting Focus: Mabuhay Pre-school Meath

In this edition of our blog, current LINC Student Liz Manville from Mabuhay Pre-school in Mosney talks about how her pre-school cares for the educational needs of children living in the accommodation centre.    Mabuhay Pre-school in opened in 2003 in order to...

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