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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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LINC Consortium Scoops Two Education Awards

LINC Consortium Scoops Two Education Awards

LINC Consortium Scoops Two Education Awards   The Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Programme consortium has won two awards at the Education Awards 2020.   The Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Programme consortium, has...

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LINC Programme Shortlisted for AONTAS STAR Award 2020

LINC Programme Shortlisted for AONTAS STAR Award 2020

LINC Programme Shortlisted for Aontas Award 2020The 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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The Many Roles of the Early Childhood Teacher

The Many Roles of the Early Childhood Teacher

In this edition of our blog; we examine the many roles of the early childhood teacher as outlined as by Jill Miels, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Elementary Education, Teachers College at Ball State University.     Jill Meils has made a...

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Boost for Inclusion in the early years as free multi-award winning Third Level leadership programme is extended for another three years

LINC Programme Graduation 2019 Photo Gallery

On October 26 2019, 887 students graduated from the Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years (LINC) Programme. Here are some photographs from their graduation day held in Mary Immaculate College Limerick.You may also like:

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Change takes time, and time is all it takes!

Change takes time, and time is all it takes!

In this edition of the LINC blog, current student and soon to be graduate, Emma Cleary, outlines how it took time for her colleagues to adjust to the changes that she was implementing as INclusion COordinator for her setting, and time was all that was needed.  ...

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Creating Challenging Outdoor Environments for Children

Creating Challenging Outdoor Environments for Children

In this edition of the LINC blog we examine the importance of creating challenging outdoor environments for children. Outdoor environments in Irish Early Childhood Settings have up until very recently relied heavily on creating a safe place to play; but in turn they...

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