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Síolta, Aistear and the Practise Guide Introductory Workshop (2.5 hours)
Using a ‘start from the start’ approach, the Síolta Aistear Introductory Workshop provides an overview of the two national early years’ frameworks, Síolta and Aistear, and the online support tool The Aistear Síolta Practice Guide. The 2.5-hour workshop will support participants to learn about the purpose and structure of Síolta and Aistear, to explore the connections between the two frameworks, to find out more about the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide and to examine the possibilities for further support and guidance in relation to Aistear and Síolta in the early childhood sector. This workshop will be of benefit to all educators, particularly anyone who feels they haven’t been recently actively using the frameworks or would like a refresher as a means of re-engaging to support their practice.
An Introduction to the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide (2 hours)
The purpose of the Aistear Síolta Practice Guide is to support Early Educators in using elements of Aistear and Síolta together to develop the quality of their curriculum and in doing so, better support children’s learning and development. The Practice Guide includes a range of resources to help educators to critically reflect on their curriculum and to identify what works well. Additionally, the resources can help educators to identify priorities for development and to plan actions for positive change.
For more information see http://www.aistearsiolta.ie/en/
Exploring Aistear’s Communicating theme through Creating Lifelong Readers
DCCC Creating Lifelong Readers Initiative aims to promote early literacy and numeracy development through a partnership approach between Early Educators, parents and children. It focuses on the importance of early language, reading, writing and play as a means of helping children to develop the lifelong skill and enjoyment of reading. The programme includes training for Early Childhood Educators and parents, as well as resources for early childhood services to run a weekly lending library for children
Keeping Safe, Children First Child Protection Training
During 2010 the Keeping Safe Programme underwent a significant revision which amalgamated an additional module on disability awareness – which raises awareness of disability issues and child protection. This training is for Early Educators who have not yet completed the full Children First Child Protection Training (DCCC offers Keeping Safe,Children First Child Protection Training in collaboration with Tusla).