Early Childhood Research Group

The Early Childhood Research Group (ECRG) supports, connects and informs the early childhood research community by building on experiences from policy, practice and research, by sharing knowledge, identifying opportunities and disseminating learning to an interested and wide-ranging audience. The Group consists of members of the Children’s Research Network who have an interest in research into early childhood.

The group is open to all members of the Children’s Research Network who want to join.

The Group is convened by a Chair and key members, with support by the Research Coordinator of the Children’s Research Network. The current (Acting) Chair is Dr Carol Ann O’Síoráin.

News & Updates

Connected: A masterclass in joining the dots for early childhood education and care practitioners – organised by the Children's Research Network Early Childhood Research Group - 1st November - SIGN UP NOW!

The Early Childhood Research Special Interest Group of the Children’s Research Network is organising this special reflective masterclass for all practitioners involved in early childhood education and care, with the aim of supporting you to enhance your professional agency, voice and identity. Facilitation by Geraldine French and Fionnuala Tynan. November 1st, Trinity College Dublin

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Early Childhood Research Bulletin Issue 7, July 2019

In July 2019, the Early Childhood Research Group published its 7th Early Childhood Research Bulletin. Compiled by ECRG member Rhona McGinn, the Bulletin compiles information on recent research, reports, policy initiatives, newly released books as well as upcoming events and training in the field of early childhood.


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