The state of the Early Childhood Profession in Ireland

A talk by Dr Sheila Garrity, Liz Kerrins ECI, Marian Quinn and Professor Mathias Urban
NUI Galway / PLÉ, Early Childhood Ireland, MTU Cork / ACP and Dublin City University

28 May 2022, 04:00 PM

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Three leading figures in the Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) sector examine the state of the Early Childhood Profession in Ireland

Dr Sheila Garrity

Dr Sheila Garrity completed her PhD at the UNESCO Child & Family Research Centre, NUI Galway, in 2013. Her research explored relationship development between parents, and early childhood educators and providers, in the Irish Early Childhood Education and Care field. Her MA (Family Support Studies) dissertation (2009) examined the journey of women of African heritage, in developing home-based childminding service in the west of Ireland. Sheila's undergraduate studies in Early Childhood Education and Care took place in Toronto in the late 1980s. She has worked as an early childhood educator, development officer, researcher and lecturer in the ECEC field, for over 35 years.

Liz Kerrins ECI

Liz Kerrins is an experienced children’s researcher, social policy analyst and advocate and is Early Childhood Ireland's Director of Research.

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