Equality & Diversity Early childhood National Network

International Critical Childhood Policy Studies Journal

International Critical Childhood Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 6, Issue 1, 2017- The special Issue is out, including Confronting and Countering Bias and Oppression through Early Childhood Policy and Practice: An Introduction by Flora Farago, Colette Murray and Beth Blue Swadener.

Click here to access the full issue and articles.


EDeNn Presents Making a Difference Video Series

EDeNn and Start Strong Conference June 2013: Making A Difference for all Children: Building Capacity for Diversity, Equality and Inclusion in Early Childhood.

Louise Derman-Sparks gave a wide ranging address highlighting our duty under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Anti-bias in the Irish context and in practice.


A New Model to Enable Children With Disabilities to Access and Fully
Participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme

June 2016

Today, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD introduced a new model to enable children with disabilities to access and fully participate in the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme, also known as the free pre-school year.

The Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a child-centred model, involving seven levels of progressive support, moving from universal to the targeted, based on the needs of the child and the pre-school provider. The model will offer tailored, practical supports based on need.

It is being introduced from today to allow parents and service providers to apply for supports under the model so that they can plan ahead for enrolments from September 2016.

Please find attached the AIM-Information-Leaflet and the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education and further details in relation to AIM can be found at www.preschoolaccess.ie.