We're bouncing into Spring with our 9th Early Childhood Research Special Interest Group Bulletin. This issue contains information from the sector on upcoming and recent events, relevant research publications and projects underway. The Bulletin was compiled by Rhona McGinn. Special thanks to Guest Editor, Joanne McHale, Technological University Dublin, Blanchardstown campus.

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Download the Early Childhood Research Bulletin Issue 9 March 2020

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The Early Childhood Research Group welcomes information about events, podcasts, articles, books, reviews, people or anything else that is relevant to Early Childhood Research. If you have items you would like included in the next bulletin or have any comments or questions, please contact Rhona McGinn via ECRG SIG at childrensresearchnetwork@tcd.ie

Introduction from Early Childhood Research Special Interest Group (Acting) Chair, Dr Carol Ann O’Síoráin

This year is already looking like a challenging year in Early Childhood Education. We are being tasked with finding a ‘collective identity’ as professionals within the sector ‘ELC’. We are surrounded by voices telling us to up-skill, reform and to be accountable. But what is it that you want to do? How is it that others do not see the professional that you already are? Is it time to stand up and be heard?  We hope our Sig can support you through this year.

To do this the Early Childhood Special Interest Group of the Children’s Research Network is determined to follow your voice, to respond critically to your ideas, and to champion evidence from research and practice that supports you in gaining insights and expertise. As a collective, we are actively engaged in bringing quality of practice and experience to you by our network newsletter and activities. 

We encourage you to communicate with us and join us for future events such as our master classes and seminars.  You can join our mailing list via this link. Please feel free to share this Bulletin among your colleagues and early childhood connections.