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 […]

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 […]

Conference of the Parent Engagement Research Project (PEAR EC)

The final conference of the Parent Engagement Research Project (PEAR EC) took place on the 5th of April. Liz Kerrins (Early Childhood Ireland) addressed the role of early years educators in the establishment of partnerships with parents in early learning and development. You can find her presentation here.  Clara Barata (University of Coimbra), Catarina Castro […]

Notice of AGM

  Childhood Development Initiative Clg NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an annual general meeting of the company will be held on Tuesday 26th April, from 9.15am to 10am. This meeting will be held on line (Zoom) for the following purposes: 1. To receive and consider the financial statements for the year ended December 31st, 2021 […]

CDI is Great Place to Work Certified!

CDI is Great Place to Work Certified! This means we have made a long-term commitment to developing high-trust and performance cultures in our organisation. For more information please visit:

The Childhood Development Initiative is delighted to invite you to the final conference of the Parent Engagement Research Project (PEAREC) We will share findings on the evaluation of CDI’s Parenting Support approach – Powerful Parenting. CDI has been implementing Powerful Parenting in Tallaght for over a decade. The model involves placing a dedicated Parent/Carer Facilitator […]