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Quality  ResearchSpecial Needs Training  Travellers

Brain Research

Brain development research - What it means for young children
Brain Research and Education, USA
Howard Gardner, Project Zero, USA
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Child Development

Center of Excellence in Early Childhood Development's Encyclopedia on Early Childhood Development, Canada
Center on the Social and Emotional Foundations for Early Learning, USA
ECE-Children and Developmental Guidelines, USA
Early Child Development, World
Sure Start, UK
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Child Care Human Resources Sector Council, Canada
MEDLINEplus Child Day Care
National Network for Child Care, USA
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Children's Rights

Charter of Rights for Children and Young People in Care, Ireland
Children's Rights Alliance
CRIN Child Rights Information Network
Human Rights Watch: Children's Rights
National Children's Strategy
Ombudsman for Children
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Children's Welfare

"Child Protection - Guidelines and Procedures" (Department of Education and Science, 2001)
"Children First - National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children" (Department of Health and Children, 1999) 
"Our Duty to Care: The Principles of Good Practice for the Protection of Children and Young People" (Department of Health and Children, 2002) 
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Community Development

Dublin City Council
Planet, the Partnerships Network
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Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment, Northern Ireland
Early Childhood Research and Practice Spring 2002. Three Approaches from Europe Waldorf, Montessori, and Reggio Emilia
Living Values Education
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment
QCA - Curriculum and Assessment - Foundation stage, UK
Te Whariki Early Childhood Curriculum, New Zealand
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County Childcare Committees

Carlow County Childcare Committee
Cavan County Childcare Committee
Clare County Childcare Committee
Cork City Childcare Committee
Cork County Childcare Committee
Donegal County Childcare Committee
Dublin City Childcare Committee
Fingal County Childcare Committee
South Dublin County Childcare Committee
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Childcare Committee
Galway City & County Childcare Committee
Kerry County Childcare Committee
Kildare County Childcare Committee
Kilkenny County Childcare Committee
Laois County Childcare Committee
Limerick City Childcare Committee
County Limerick Childcare Committee
Longford County Childcare Committee
Louth County Childcare Committee
Mayo County Childcare Committee
Meath County Childcare Committee
Monaghan County Childcare Committee
Offaly County Childcare Committee
Sligo County Childcare Committee
North Tipperary County Childcare Committee
South Tipperary County Childcare Committee
Waterford City Childcare Committee
Waterford County Childcare Committee
Westmeath County Childcare Committee
Wexford County Childcare Committee
Wicklow County Childcare Committee
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DEIS (Delivering Equality of Opportunity in Schools)
Department of Education - Social Inclusion
"Early Assessment and Intervention in Educational Disadvantage" (Hayes & O'Hanlon, 2006)
Educational Disadvantage Centre
Institute for Research on Poverty, USA
The Katharine Howard Foundation
The Office for Social Inclusion
"On Target? An Audit of Provision of Services Targeting Disadvantage and Special Needs Among Children from birth to six years in Ireland" (CECDE, 2004)
Primary Schools Educational Disadvantage Database, Ireland
Summary of All Initiatives Funded by the Department to help alleviate Educational Disadvantage
"Tackle Disadvantage Now! An INTO Policy Document, 2004" (INTO, 2004)
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Diversity & Equality

"Diversity and Equality Guidelines for Childcare Providers" (OMC, 2006)
Early Childhood Anti-Bias - Anti-Racism - Multicultural Education
Éist Project
The Equality Authority
Intercultural Books Recommended by Early Years Practitioners
Peace Initiative Institute PII
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Activelink: Community Exchange
21st Century Learning Initiative
Contempory Issues in Early Childhood Online Journal
ECRP Early Childhood Research & Practice
Education Matters
Evaluation Exchange Volume X No. 2 2004 Early Childhood Programs and Evaluation
Irish Childcare Information Network ICIN e-bulletin
Society for Research in Child Development: Archive of summaries of articles from Child Development
The Future of Children
Zero To Three
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Center of Excellence for Early Childhood Development, Canada
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, USA
Children's House Early Childhood Floor
Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting, USA
Early Care & Education Collaborative, USA
Early Childhood Connections, Australia
Early Childhood Education, New Zealand
KinderStart Links
Knowledge Learning Corporation, USA
Linking Economic Development and Childcare, Cornell University, USA
National Center for Children and Families, USA
National Child Care Information Center, USA
Learning and Teaching Scotland, Early Years
Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development
The Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood, USA
The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development
Best Start, Victoria, Australia
under5s Early Years Education, UK
The Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies, USA
Zero To Three, USA
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ECCE Organisations


Association Montessori Internationale
Barnardo's UK
Bernard van Leer Foundation
Early Childhood Australia
National Association for the Education of Young Children, NAEYC
National Children's Bureau, UK
Pre School Learning Alliance, UK
Sure Start, UK
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Border Counties Childcare Network
Childminding Ireland
Children in Hospital Ireland
Childminding Ireland
Comhar Naíonraí na Gaeltachta Teo.
Early Years
Educate Together
Focus on Children
Forbairt Naíonraí Teo.
Irish Montessori Education Board
Irish Childcare Policy Network
IPPA, the Early Childhood Organisation
National Parents Council - Primary
National Voluntary Childcare Collaborative
Northern Childcare Partnership
Playboard, Northern Ireland
St. Nicholas Montessori Society of Ireland
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Academy for Educational Development, USA
Association for Childhood Education International
Center for Social Organization of Schools, USA
Culturally and Linguistically Appropriate Services CLAS, USA
Early Childhood Education On Line, USA
Early Childhood Educator, USA
Early Childhood Educators' and Family Web Corner, USA
ECCD Group
Education World, USA
Eurydice the information network on education in Europe
Froebel Web
Idea Box - Early Childhood Education and Activity Resources, USA
International Bureau of Education IBE
National Institute for Early Education Research NIEER, USA
OMEP World Organisation for Early Childhood Education
Phi Delta Kappa International
Training Wheels for Early Childhood Education, USA
under5s Early Years Education, UK
High-Scope Educational Research Foundation, USA
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Family Life

Alliance for Work-Life Progress AWLP, USA
Work & Family Connection, USA
WITH, Cúram
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Government Info

Central Statistics Office
Department of Social and Family Affairs
Department of Education and Science
Department of Health and Children
Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform
Europa - Gateway to the European Union
Government of Ireland
Irish Statute Book 1922-2001
National Development Plan
"Early Childhood Care and Education" (NESF, 2005)
Office of the Minister for Children
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"Food and Nutrition Guidelines for Pre-School Services" (Health Promotion Unit, 2004)
Health Data
Health Promotion Unit
Health Service Executive
Irish Nurses Organisation
Programme of Action for Children
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Early Connections - Technology In Early Childhood Education, USA
Internet Advisory Board
Kidsmart Early Learning
"ICT in Pre-schools - A 'Benign Addition'?" (Learning and Teaching Scotland, 2002)
National Centre for Technology in Education NCTE
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NIEER, A Benefit-Cost Analysis of the Abecedarian Early Childhood Intervention
Community Mothers Programme
"Early Childhood Intervention Programs: What Do We Know?" (Currie, 2000)
"Early Childhood Intervention Programs: What Are the Costs and Benefits?" (Brooks-Gunn et al, 2000)
Eurlyaid - European Network on Early Intervention
Sure Start, UK
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Irish Language

Comhar na Múinteoiri Gaeilge
Forbairt Naíonraí Teo.
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Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations 2006
Child Care (Pre-School Services) Regulations 1996 and Child Care (Pre-School Services) (Amendment) Regulations
Child Care Act, 1991
Education (Welfare) Act, 2000
Education Act, 1998
Irish Statute Book 1922-2001
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Libraries & Info Services

British Library
BUBL Information Service
CECDE Library and Information Service
Citizens Information
DIT Library
Dublin City Public Libraries
ERIC Database, USA
The International Children's Digital Library
The Irish Times
Library Association of Ireland
National Children's Bureau, UK
Intute: Social Sciences, UK
The Consultative Group on Early Childhood Care and Development Library
St. Patrick's College' Cregan Library
Trinity College Library
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The Basic Skills Agency, UK
Early Language Intervention
Language and Literacy in the High/Scope Preschool Curriculum
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Combat Poverty Agency
End Child Poverty Coalition
The Office for Social Inclusion
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"In Search of Quality: Multiple Perspectives" (Mahony & Hayes, 2006)
"Insights on Quality - A National Review of Policy, Practice and Research Relating to Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2004" (CECDE, 2004)
National Childcare Accreditation Council of Australia
Massachusetts Early Care and Education Studies, USA
Questions of Quality, CECDE International Conference 2004
Síolta, the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education
"Talking About Quality Report of a Consultation Process on Quality in Early Childhood Care and Education" (CECDE, 2004)
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"An Audit of Research on Early Childhood Care and Education in Ireland 1990-2006" (CECDE, 2007)
The Centre for Social and Educational Research CSER
Child Care & Early Education Research Connections, USA
The Children's Research Centre
Clearinghouse on Early Education and Parenting, USA
DfES, Research, UK
"Keeping Current in Child Care Research - Annotated Bibliography: An Update" (Ceglowski & Bacigalupa, 2002)
Educational Research Abstracts
New Zealand Council for Educational Research
Early Years, Learning and Teaching Scotland
RAND Child Policy, USA
UNESCO EFA Global Monitoring Report 2007
The Clearinghouse on International Developments in Child, Youth and Family Policies
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Special Needs

The Division of Early Childhood, USA
Early Language Intervention
"Early Years Provision for Children from Birth to Six Years with Special Needs in Two Geographical Areas in Ireland" (Special Education Department, 2006)
Enable Ireland
European Agency for Development in Special Needs Education
Inclusion Ireland
"International Experience in the Provision of Individual Education Plans for Children with Disabilities" (NDA, 2005)
The Irish Association of Teachers in Special Education IATSE
The Irish Society for Autism
National Federation of Voluntary Bodies
"On Target? An Audit of Provision of Services Targeting Disadvantage and Special Needs Among Children from birth to six years in Ireland" (CECDE, 2004)
Parents And Professionals & Autism, Northern Ireland
St. Michael's House
Special Education Needs and Parents SENAP
"Synergy - An Exploration of High Quality Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs in Diverse Rural Settings" (Cederman, 2006)
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"An In-Career Development Programme for Teachers and Management in Pre-Schools for Travellers" (Barnardos & INTO, 2006)
Montessori College Dublin A.M.I.
National Qualifications Authority of Ireland
St. Nicholas Montessori Society
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Pavee Point
"Pre-School for Travellers - National Evaluation Report" (Department of Education and Science, 2003)
The Irish Traveller Movement
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