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Ring, E.; O'Sullivan, L.; O'Keeffe, S.; Ferris, F. and Wall, E.
2019
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An Evaluation of 'Teach Me As I Am' Early Years Programme
Limerick
Centre for Early-Childhood Research at Mary Immaculate College (CERAMIC) Limerick
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This research is timely in view of the recent publication of First Five: A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families 2019-2028 (Government of Ireland 2018a), and in particular the strategy’s affirmation of the centrality of continuing professional development in providing high-quality early learning and care experiences for all children. The findings of this research affirm the principles articulated in First Five and highlight the transformative potential of continuing professional development programmes, which are firmly embedded in research, delivered through a practice-focused lens and employ motivating instructional strategies.
The research findings are opportune in the context of the recent launch of First Five: A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families 2019-2028 [to be referred to as First Five Strategy throughout the evaluation], which specifically identifies the improvement of initial training and continuing professional development (CPD) for all early childhood staff as a strategic action (Government of Ireland (GoI) 2018a).
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