An element of the universal supports (Levels 1-3) for the early years sector includes a new Inclusion Charter underpinned by updated Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education.
The 15 hour EDI programme for educators centres around the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education. Training is being rolled out by WCCC to a maximum of 16 participants per session and is free to all participants.
It explores a wide variety of challenges facing early childhood services that can inhibit or prevent services operating in a fully inclusive manner. Challenges such as prejudice, real representation of all children in an early childhood service, strategies to promote inclusive practice and how to draw up an Inclusion policy for your early childhood service are all explored. The programme uses the strength based Anti-Bias approach throughout.
The next series of workshops will be held in the Arklow Bay Hotel on the following dates:
6th May – 10am – 4pm
9th May – 7pm – 10pm
16th May – 7pm – 10pm
23rd May – 7pm – 10pm
Participants must attend all four dates to complete the training. Places are limited to two per service with a maximum of 16 places per programme. WCCC will roll out further training dates in the coming months.
If you wish to book a place on this programme please complete our online booking form.