Upcoming seminar -
Developing Language and Creativity Through the Arts in the Early Years -
A Collaborative Approach
Kids' Own Publishing Partnership
SEMINAR AND BOOK LAUNCH

Please join us for a seminar

Developing Language and Creativity

through the Arts in the Early Years:

A Collaborative Approach



followed by the launch of the brand new Kids' Own Book

Wiggly Woo agus a Cháirde
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Coast Guard Station,
Tramore, Co. Waterford


Monday, 28th November, 2011
1.30 - 3.45p.m.
Book Launch 4p.m.
in Tramore Library


Kids' Own in partnership with County Waterford Library Service and Waterford County Childcare Committee are proud to present Developing Language and Creativity through the Arts in the Early Years – A Collaborative Approach, a seminar to share and explore the learning from the recent collaboration of these groups, to promote and support the development of language and creativity through the arts in the early years.



Schedule:

1.30 – Welcome & Overview of the seminar – Paddy Lavelle CEO, County Waterford VEC

1.35 - Overview about the day

           The aim of the day is

·         To share the learning from the collaboration between County Waterford Library
           Service, Kids' Own and Waterford County Childcare Committee.
·         To describe the programme of activity that took place and the impact on parents
           and children participating and those facilitating/delivering the programme.
·         To be informed about national policy in relation to literacy.
·         To explore how we can support the implementation of national policy at a local
           level, working with key stakeholders in a time of stringent resources.


1.35 - Collaboration – Orla Kenny (Kids' Own), Tracy McEneaney (County Waterford
            Library Service) and Rose Murphy (
Waterford County Childcare Committee)
            share the learning from the collaboration between County Waterford Library
            Service, Kids' Own Publishing Partnership and Waterford County Childcare
            Committee to support the programme of activity that took place.


1.50 - Rannta na nDeise – Artist Polly Minett describes the programme of activity that
            took place and the impact for the parents and children participating.


2.00 - Áine McKenna (Researcher with the University of Ulster, School of
          Psychology) gives an overview of the research conducted alongside the
          project and a summary of the preliminary findings.


2.20 - National Policy - Catherine Hynes from Early Years Education Policy Unit shares
            an overview of The National Strategy to Improve Literacy and Numeracy among
            Children and Young People 2011-2020, and the vision of the Department for its
            implementation at a local level.

2.40 - Café Talk -  seminar participants enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and engage in small
           group discussion about the issues / ideas arising for them from the proceedings
           and prepare questions for the panel of speakers.

3.00 - Panel of Speakers Questions & Answers Session –

           Chaired by Paddy Lavelle - CEO, County Waterford VEC
           Catherine Hynes - Early Years Education and Policy Unit
           Tracy McEneaney – County Waterford Library Service
           Rose Murphy - Waterford County Childcare  Committee
           Áine McKenna - Researcher with the University of Ulster
           Orla Kenny – Kids' Own Publishing Partnership


Further information on the panel of speakers is available here.

3.45 - close
 
4.00 - Launch of New Book, "Wiggly Woo agus a Chairde", Tramore Library

              Join us after the seminar in Tramore Library for a celebration to launch our new book
              created by parents and their young children in County Waterford. The book will be
              officially launched by Ciara Conway, TD.

 

 


       
& Waterford County Childcare Committee

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