Free Family Fun Day!

Free Family Fun Day! Magic Show, Puppet Show, Drawing, Bingo, Stories and lots more! 11am — 2pm, Saturday 10th December 2022 County Library, Tallaght Square A fun-filled day for families with children aged 0 — 8 years. Help us celebrate the delivery of 200,000 books to Tallaght Children through Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library. 11am—12pm  Storytime […]


Press Release  – Stories Connecting Children & Parents

Press Release   For immediate release Childhood Development Initiative  October 14, 2022, at 10am Stories Connecting Children & Parents As the 200,000th Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book is delivered to Tallaght children, we hear how stories connect us, and how those connections are essential to helping babies and young children manage their emotions. This investment […]


Stories Connecting Children and Parents

    As the 200,000th Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library book is delivered to Tallaght children, we hear how stories connect us, and these connections can help children to manage their emotions. Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) announced in a Press Release today that this investment in children’s futures will be celebrated at a conference on the theme […]


Poverty in South Dublin County

Poverty, incidence, and mitigating factors in South Dublin County CYPSC today announced a Seminar ‘Poverty in South Dublin County’ which will take place on the 5th of October 2022 at the Institute for Population Health. The Seminar will look at South County Dublin’s poverty experience, incidence, and mitigating factors across service providers. This seminar will feature […]


Full STEAM ahead!

Our new pilot Doodle STEAM programme will empower Parents/Carers as Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) Champions. The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI), Tallaght Dublin Ireland, today announced the launch of Doodle STEAM, a new evidence-informed programme helping parents be more confident with Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths (STEAM) activities. We aim to support […]


Community Spirit in Tallaght in the face of tragedy

Community spirit in Tallaght in the face of tragedy  The recent murders of eight-year-old twins and their 18-year-old sister have shaken those living and working in Tallaght, the awfulness of these losses have touched people way beyond the geographical boundaries of this community. Their youth and the violence of their deaths are factors that leave […]


Covid 19 Pandemic ‘unmasked’ food poverty.

Today (27.07.2022), the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) announces the release of two new studies that demonstrate how living in a disadvantaged area exacerbated the negative effects of the Covid-19 pandemic. #ChildPovertyUnmasked #FoodPovertyUnmasked Covid 19 Pandemic ‘unmasked’ food poverty.The harmful consequences of the Covid-19 epidemic were made worse by living in a disadvantaged area. The studies […]