The value of prevention and early intervention in early years education and care

The prevention and early intervention in Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC) Exchange of Practice project was launched last week in Dublin. The purpose of the meeting was to plan a series of learning exchange visits in order to share best practice and training approaches in prevention and early intervention in the early years among disadvantaged populations. The visits will entail a mixture of site visits and discussion and critical reflection with researchers, practitioners, policy makers and teacher educators

The ‘kick-off meeting’ took place in the Children’s Hub located in the rejuvenated historic Smithfield area of the city. Present at the meeting were representatives from Prevention and Early Intervention Network, Ireland (the overall Project Coordinator); the University of Tromso, Norway; the University of Coimbra Portugal and International Child Development Initiatives (ICDI), the Netherlands.

The exchange visits will take place in 2018, 2019 and 2020. JES Rijnland will be working with ICDI as the Dutch partners in this exciting new European exchange opportunity. The programme is funded by Erasmus+. Click here for more information about this programme.