Pressing Pause: Reconfiguring Childcare, Policy and Practice

Coming up in October! Conference: Pressing Pause: Reconfiguring Childcare, Policy and Practice When: Wednesday, October 25th, 2023, 2pm—6pm, followed by an informal reception. Where: Buswell’s Hotel, Molesworth Street, Dublin 2. Who should attend: Early years educators, educators, researchers, policy-makers, and anyone passionate about early years education. Speakers: Professor Noirin Hayes, Adjunct professor at Trinity College Dublin. Mark Considine, Department of […]

Putting Children First: CDI’s Pre-Budget 2024 Submission Prioritises Ireland’s Most Vulnerable

  Putting Children First: CDI’s Pre-Budget Submission Prioritises Ireland’s Most Vulnerable The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) Advocates for Children’s Rights and Wellbeing The Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) is taking a strong stance for Ireland’s most vulnerable with its pre-budget 2024 submission, presenting five key priorities and recommendations to the Irish Government for Budget 2024. Addressing […]

Exciting News! We’ve been awarded the Highest-level Q Mark!

  Exciting News: CDI Awarded Highest-Level Q Mark for Quality Standards! Delivering Excellence in Services for Children, Families, and Communities We have some great news to share! CDI has recently achieved the highest-level Q Mark in recognition of our commitment to maintaining top-quality standards in everything we do. Receiving the Q Mark is a tremendous […]

Eyes on Europe: Seeking Erasmus+ Partners

      Partner up with us under Erasmus+ Funding We are Seeking Erasmus+ Partners. We are looking for EU organisations to do an exchange of learning and training under the Erasmus+ funding Programme.  CDI is an Irish non-profit organisation dedicated improving health, educational and social outcomes for children and young people in Ireland.  Our […]

Free Family Fun Day!

See photos from this event here 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 […]

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 […]