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Parenting While Social Distancing – Part 1: The Great Outdoors

Posted by Teresa Murray on 20 March 2020
We asked Dr Josephine Bleach, Director of the Early Learning Initiative here at National College of Ireland, for some advice and tips for parents during this particularly challenging time.
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Celebrate Universal Children’s Day with your baby at The Lab on Foley Street

Posted by Teresa Murray on 15 November 2017
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Launch of Building Hope for Brighter Futures: Listening to the Children of Dublin's North Inner City

Posted by Emily Ferns on 01 June 2017
Yesterday saw the Early Learning Initiative at NCI launch their new report: Building Hope for Brighter Futures (PDF). The report used restorative practices that saw young people from the north east inner city discuss their views on the future of their community. 
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Young People of Dublin’s Inner City Speak Out On Community Challenges

Posted by Emma Henderson on 15 December 2016
Recent violence in Dublin’s North Inner City has led to the establishment of a Ministerial Taskforce charged with supporting the community to deal with the present situation and work together to envision and plan for a better future.
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Vote For NCI's Early Learning Initiative

Posted by Gerard McQuillan on 13 April 2016
National College of Ireland's Early Learning Initiative does amazing work with children and families - and it needs your help! The ELI has been shortlisted amongst 11 other Irish projects for the Ulster Bank Skills and Opportunities grant - and your vote could make all the difference. 
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Early Childhood Learning: Tummy Time Tips for Your Baby

Posted by Emma Henderson on 15 February 2016
Tummy time is essential for your baby’s development. But why, and what exactly is it? Our 0-2 Years Programme Coordinator Marion Byrne, from NCI’s Early Learning Initiative, has some tips for parents for getting your little one comfy on his or her tum! What is tummy time? Quite simply, this is when you place your baby on their stomach on a firm flat surface, such as a blanket or mat on the floor.
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NCI's Early Years Educational Programme Set to Expand in Dublin's Docklands

Posted by Emma Henderson on 10 December 2015
An Irish education programme that has been proven to help close the educational divide between richer and poorer families - the only one of its kind outside of the USA – is set to expand, thanks to support from Ireland’s investment fund industry.
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NCI's Early Learning Initiative in the news!

Posted by Emma Henderson on 13 October 2015
Want to know more about the great work done by NCI’s Early Learning Initiative in the Docklands and beyond? Check out today’s Irish Times! Congratulations to the hard-working team from NCI’s Early Learning Initiative, pictured above, who have been featured in the Irish Times this week.
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Teens get slice of student life with NCI this summer!

Posted by Emma Henderson on 25 June 2015
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‘Sailing On The Saving Seas’ Children's Book Launched at Ulster Bank

Posted by Emma Henderson on 23 April 2015
Poor numeracy is a national issue, and one which seriously affects life chances. Research reveals enormous differences in the maths skills of children when they first start school, and indicates that it is very difficult to close the gap.
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