An evaluation report has been published of The Pre-school Education Initiative for Children from Minority Groups
. This initiative, funded by the Department of Education and Skills, Early Years Education Policy Unit, targeted ECCE services with children from minority groups in attendance. The Pre-school Initiative for Children from Minority Groups’ key action was the delivery of diversity and equality training and mentoring to ECCE practitioners in five ECCE services in each of the 32 County and City Childcare Committees’ areas. The process of the Initiative was closely monitored by the evaluation team which allowed a invaluable insight into how such a programme can make a difference for children and their families. There has been huge learning from the Initiative and the recommendations from this report will assist in the implementation of a Diversity and Inclusion plan for the sector in the coming years.