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    Keep Calm and Carry On: Children’s Self-Regulation in Early Years Settings

    McNally, S. and Maguire, Rebecca (2015) Keep Calm and Carry On: Children’s Self-Regulation in Early Years Settings. Children's Research Digest, 2 (2). pp. 47-53. ISSN 2009-7298

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    Early childhood education and care (ECEC) in Ireland promotes the development and education of children aged from birth to six years. Over a third of nine-month-olds and over half of three-year-olds experience some form of non-parental care in Ireland (Williams, Murray, McCrory and McNally, 2013), with type and duration of ECEC experiences varying considerably. However, almost all children aged between three and four years avail of the free pre-school year which was introduced in January 2010, administered by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. Irish ECEC policy is developing rapidly. Responsibility for policy developments in the ECEC sector is shared by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). Two key frameworks underpinning ECEC provision are Síolta, the national quality framework for Early Childhood Education (Centre for Early Childhood Development and Education, 2006) and Aistear, the early childhood curriculum framework (National Council for Curriculum and Assessment, 2009). Implementation of the early childhood curriculum is not mandatory, however, in ECEC settings (French, 2013)...

    Item Type: Article
    Additional Information: Cite as: McNally, S. & Maguire, R. (2015).Keep calm and carry on: Children’s self-regulation in early years settings. Children’s Research Digest, 2(2), 47-53
    Keywords: Self-Regulation; Children; Early Years Settings; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Science and Engineering > Psychology
    Item ID: 12593
    Depositing User: Rebecca Maguire
    Date Deposited: 10 Mar 2020 15:54
    Journal or Publication Title: Children's Research Digest
    Publisher: Children's Research Network
    Refereed: Yes
    Use Licence: This item is available under a Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial Share Alike Licence (CC BY-NC-SA). Details of this licence are available here

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