Your Parenting Journey— Pregnancy & Baby Event

Expectant and New Parents 5 December, 10am—12.30pm Rua Red, The Square, Tallaght, No need to book! Just turn up! Are you expecting or recently had a baby? Join us for this free event hosted by the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI). Uncover what Tallaght offers parents, from infant massage to parenting groups and beyond. Find out […]

Supporting Families and Parents Resources

Active Families Programme Food Made Easy Supporting an Anxious Child Grounding Techniques to Manage Anxiety and Stress Overview of Online Supports Relationships Count, – Gentle Inquiry Questions PP Anxiety Communicating with Teens Self Care Setting up Routines The 20 Second Hug Supporting an Anxious Child or Teen Brochure Space from Anxiety for Young People

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 […]

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 […]

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:

Staff Grade Speech and Language Therapist

Under the Government’s Area Based Childhood Programme (ABC), the Childhood Development Initiative (CDI) are recruiting a Staff Grade Speech and Language Therapist to support the development and implementation of CDI’s work to improve outcomes for children.  This is an exciting opportunity to deliver early intervention and prevention services and work with small case loads in […]