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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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Keeping it Social with Múinteoir Catherine

Keeping it Social with Múinteoir Catherine

In this edition of our blog, the LINC team catches up with Múinteoir Catherine after she finishes her daily interaction with the children from her naíonra.     LINC graduate and Inclusion Coordinator Catherine Allen has worked in the early years sector for...

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Setting Focus: Pebbles Montessori Ballheigue

Setting Focus: Pebbles Montessori Ballheigue

In this edition of our blog, current LINC student Jacinta O'Hara shares one of the ways she has stayed connected with the children of her service during the COVID-19 pandemic.   It’s a beautiful sunny day in Ireland as I pick up the phone to call Jacinta O’Hara....

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Continuing Open Communication in Uncertain Times

Continuing Open Communication in Uncertain Times

In this edition of the LINC Programme blog, current LINC student Katie Broderick outlines some of the ways her setting is continuing to support and communicate with the parents of children in these uncertain times.     While we are all scrambling around...

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LINC Programme Covid-19 Update for Current LINC Students

LINC Programme Covid-19 Update for Current LINC Students

12/03/2020   Dear Student,   As you are aware there is an ongoing situation developing in Ireland in relation to the spread of the Covid-19 virus. Today the Taoiseach Leo Varadkar announced that all childcare facilities, schools, colleges and universities...

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Developing Numeracy Through Play

Developing Numeracy Through Play

In this edition of the LINC blog, Kildare County Childcare Committee Development Officer Bernie Connell highlights some ways in which parents and practitioners can encourage numeracy development and natural curiosity through play.   Whether we like it or not...

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