Second roll-out of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion training announced

Donegal County Childcare is delighted to announce a second roll-out of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion training for early childhood educators throughout the county that will see training being conducted trí mhean na Ghaeilge as well as English.

The highly popular 15-hour programme aims to help those working with young children explore a wide variety of challenges that can inhibit or prevent early childhood services from being fully inclusive to all children.

The training centres around the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education.

This training aims to ensure that Donegal’s preschool children are supported to build positive identities and experience a sense of belonging, in an atmosphere where diversity is celebrated and respected.

In a statement Avril McMonagle, Manager of Donegal County Childcare that In practice, this means that Donegal early childhood services make a positive contribution to creating a more inclusive society for all children at the earliest stage in the education system”.

It is expected that 134 of Donegal’s early childhood educators will have completed the training by the end of 2017, including a total of 44 participants trained exclusively through the Irish language.