News and Events

The Early Learning Initiative are proud to host conferences and events to promote education and research in early years learning.

Upcoming Events:


National College of Ireland (NCI) is delighted to be hosting the CARN (Collaborative Action Research Network) Conference 2022 from Friday 28th to Saturday 30th October. We are thrilled to be welcoming our colleagues from all over the world to discuss how we, collectively and individually, change lives through action research.

To learn more about the CARN 2022 Conference and book your place, please visit our website:  CARN Conference 2022

Online Events:

Early Learning Initiative have no online events at present

Online Courses

English Speaking Sessions Starting - March 9th '22

English Speaking Sessions

The Early Learning Initiative is starting English Speaking Sessions on Zoom, Wednesday, March 9th for young people aged 12-18 who are learning English and are roughly at A2/B1 level on the CEFR. 

Sessions will be 30 minutes long with a trained volunteer, between 4 and 6.30 pm, for 8 weeks, with a two-week break for Easter. This programme will begin online but will transfer to face-to-face from September. 

Contact Us:

To refer a student please fill out the following two forms or contact Áine on 086-4666413 or email 

 Referral form for teachers

Application form for Parents/Guardians

Past Online Courses & Events


  • Establishing an Infant Mental Health Network in our ABC Area (Dublin 1, 2, 3, 4 and parts of Dublin 7 and 8). 

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