Leadership in Early Childhood Care & Education Seminar

“Leadership in Early Childhood Care & Education” is jointly hosted by Donegal County Childhood Committee & LYIT.

This seminar for Early Childhood Professionals will be led by keynote speaker Professor Mathias Urban from the Early Childhood Research Centre in DCU.

There will be contributions from local colleagues including service managers, the Early Years Inspectorate, Tusla and Better Start Quality Mentor. Attendees can expect to hear up to date input on current practice locally and join us in a celebration of how far local services have come in a fast-evolving Early Childhood Care and Education sector.

Date: Saturday 5 October

Time: 10.00am – 3.00pm

Lecture Room – 1101, LYIT, Port Road, Letterkenny, Co. Donegal

CLICK TO VIEW THE Seminar Programme

Booking Details:
Register your place by emailing ecceseminarbookings@lyit.ie
Cost €15 to be paid on the day at registration. Pre-booking is required as places are limited.


Dr Louise McBride, Head of Department of Nursing and Health Studies is delighted to offer this seminar to Donegal childhood and education partners. She states, “this seminar will highlight aspects of quality practice, meeting regulatory requirements, leaning towards recognition of work to date and how to keep moving forward as a professional workforce. Practitioners will have the opportunity to engage in discussion and dialogue regarding shared experiences, supporting colleagues and mentoring teams in everyday practice to continue ensuring the best for children and families”.

Professor Mathias Urban, Chair of Early Childhood Education at Dublin City University will be the keynote speaker with numerous other guest speakers including:

Catherine Cullen, Early Years Education Inspector, Department of Education and Skills
Sandra McLaughlin, Early Years Specialist, Better Start Quality Development Service
Breda Cloney, Inspection and Registration Manager, North West Area, TUSLA Child and Family Agency
Theresa Gallen, Manager, Twin Towns Childcare Service and LYIT ECCE Graduate

Click on the link for a poster of the Leadership Seminar

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