Reflecting on Diversity in Pre-schools

Pavee Point attended the Equality and Diversity Early Childhood National Network/Stay Strong conference in Dublin, which addressed the effects of pre-school years in the inclusion of Travellers and other minority groups in the Irish society.

“Pre-school is the first bridge out of the family home into wider society…so children’s experience of inclusion or exclusion at that stage is likely to have a significant impact on their formative years”, states Louise Derman-Sparks, an advocate of anti-bias education.

Training programme provided by the Equality and Diversity Early Childhood National Network (EDeNn) support the work of early childhood professionals in the inclusion of Traveller and other minority children.

For more information on Traveller early childhood inclusion, please contact kathleen.mcdonnell@pavee.ie.

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