Children and Young People
What is the Service?
We offer four types of services:
- The development and management of innovative initiatives for the effective education and care of children and young people in areas of disadvantage (eg CDI Project, Tallaght West)
- The design and delivery of in-service training programmes for practitioners in early childhood care and education towards the understanding and implementation, within their chosen curriculum, of the two national frameworks, Siolta and Aistear;
- Work with child and youth organisations to review their policies in light of current public policy and legislative changes in order to support the development of their future strategies;
- In-service 'thought leadership' days on new understandings of the philosophy of childhood, human rights education and the ethical issues of working with children.
All of these services are informed by an approach to progressive change that supports laws and public services that are good for everyone, and that inspires children and young people to achieve their potential and to take responsibility for the good of others.
Who are these services for?
National children's and youth organisations, teachers and teacher's unions, community-based early childhood care and education centres, local authorities.