Childhood Education and Care

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The BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Education and Care is a degree
which is designed with Early Childhood professionals, and the
children they will engage with, in mind. The programme has three
exit awards – Higher Certicate in ECEC (level 6), BA Ord in ECEC (level
7), and BA Hons. In ECEC (level 8). At each exit award stage, the
programme aims to equip future ECEC professionals with the tools to
navigate the ever changing landscape of early childhood education
and care in Ireland and internationally, provide learners with the tools
and dispositions to provide the best practice and care for the children
they engage with, and to enable learners to think critically about
their roles as professionals, both locally and globally.
Using Bronfenbrenner’s Bioecological Model of Human Development
as the theoretical underpinning for this programme keeps the child at
the heart of the training, practice, and professionalism of its future