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Training and Information for Autumn  2009

New Free Pre-School Year in Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) Scheme
Application date for ECCE scheme has been extended to September.  Contact the Development Officer for your area for information and support if you wish to apply.  Qualifying children should be registered at their local participating pre-school service to avail of the new free scheme.

Network Meeting Schedule

Topics:
•    ECCE Update
•    Preparing pre-school children for primary school - Guest Speaker: Primary School teacher   

City                         Thurs, 10 Sept        Menlo Park Hotel               8.00p.m.

N. Connemara        Thurs, 17 Sept        Station House Hotel            8.00 p.m.

S. Connemara         Tues,  22 Sept        Óstán na Páirce                   8.00 p.m.

E. Galway               Thurs, 24 Sept        Loughrea Hotel & Spa         8.00 p.m.


First Aid
12 & 13 September in the Menlo Park Hotel (Walter Macken Suite), from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m. both days.  A cheque for €65 (non-refundable)  made payable to Civil Defence should be posted to Colette Murphy, Little Rascals, Shangort Road, Knocknacarra, Galway.  Telephone 091- 520815.  Places offered on a first come, first served basis (based on cheques received).
 
Websites for Childcare Services
An Information Evening will be held for childcare providers who wish to set up their own websites.

Annual Childcare Conference - 28th November 2009 featuring Dr. John Sharry, Child & Family Psychotherapist in the Mater Hospital and  co-developer of the award winning Parents Plus Programmes (video based parenting courses) and Sue Palmer, Child Development Expert and author of Detoxing Childhood: What Parents need to know to raise happy, successful children


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