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Membership is due for renewal on the 1st April 2013, for membership form please click here
The OMEP Ireland Annual Conference and AGM 2013 will take place on Saturday, April 27th 2013. The theme of the Conference is Children's World of Play. The Keynote Speakers will be Prof. Fred Powell, Applied Social Studies, UCC, Dr. Maresa Duignan, Office of the Minister for Children and Ms Marjorie Ouvry, Early Years' Consultant.
The venue for the Conference is the River Lee Hotel, Cork. Please click here for Conference Booking Form.
Notice of Annual General Meeting for all OMEP Ireland members: The AGM of OMEP Ireland will take place at 4.45pm on Saturday 27th April, 2013, in the River Lee Hotel, Peake Room, after the Conferences closes.If you wish to nominate yourself or another (with his/her permission only) to join the National Committee, please contact the Secretary at email@example.com for a nomination form.
OMEP Ireland is pleased to announce that the OMEP World Conference and Assembly will take place in UCC, from 1st - 5th July 2014. OMEP Ireland is delighted to have the School of Education as its academic partner for this prestigious conference. The Conference Theme is Children's Cultural Worlds. This conference will be attended by delegates from round the world and will provide a rich and stimulating forum for discussion. There will be five keynote addresses from national and international experts and multiple strands of research papers and posters. Booking for the conference will be open in July 2013. If you are interested in setting up an exhibition stand please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. More details to follow...
Please note that the proceedings of earlier conferences are now available on the website under Conference Proceedings in the Publications tab - click here
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OMEP is an international, non-governmental and non-profit organisation concerned with all aspects of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). OMEP defends and promotes the rights of the child to education and care worldwide and supports activities which improve accessibility to high quality education and care. OMEP is currently established in over 60 countries and is represented at meetings of UNESCO, UNICEF and other international organisations with similar aims.
OMEP Ireland is a registered charity (Charity No. 14213) dedicated to working for children’s needs in Early Education and Care. The objective of OMEP Ireland is to use every possible means to promote the optimum conditions for the well being of all children, their development and happiness within their families, institutions and society. OMEP assists any undertaking to improve Early Childhood Education and supports scientific research that can influence these conditions.
The mission of OMEP Ireland is to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood experiences, both because every child has a right to a high quality childhood and because of the effect on children’s future life chances.
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