LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion

Shortlisted Entries - Early Childhood LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion

The shortlisted entries for the Early Childhood LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion are:

• Maxine Ryan
Clare Family Resource Centre, Ennis, Co Clare.

• Louise Boyle
Ardfinnan Community Playschool, Lady’s Abbey, Ardfinnan, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary.

• Corrine Kane
Saimer Community Childcare, The Rock, Ballyshannon, Co. Donegal.

• Anne Macken & Maeve O’Connor
Happy Days Ballyporeen Childcare, Ballyporeen, Cahir, Co Tipperary.

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Watch the above video to find out which of our shortlisted entries has won and see their reaction to the news!

Early Childhood Ireland

National Annual Awards

LINC Award for Leadership in Inclusion

The partners in the LINC Consortium (Mary Immaculate College, Early Childhood Ireland and Maynooth University – Froebel Department) wish to recognise and highlight the role of the Inclusion Coordinator (INCO) in cultivating an inclusive culture, practice and pedagogy within Early Learning and Care settings in Ireland.

The LINC Programme has brought inclusive practice to an ever-widening circle of early years providers. Our vision for this award is to highlight the growing culture of inclusive pedagogy and practice as it takes hold.  The attitudinal, cultural and practice changes that have taken place in settings nationwide are immense. Many INCOs have warmly described their participation in LINC as ‘life-enhancing’.  We want the sharing of such stories through this award to inspire other Early Learning and Care settings to cultivate inclusive culture, practice and pedagogy.

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