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May 2011

Growing Up in Ireland - Series of Infant Key Findings Documents Now Available

Growing Up in Ireland has just published a series of three Key Findings documents from the Wave 1 of the Infant Cohort (at 9 months). The three briefing documents aim to summarise the main results from this round of the project and focus on (i) Pregnancy and Birth (ii) Infant Health and (iii) Childcare and Parenting Support. The documents can be downloaded from

More detailed findings on a wide range of issues on the Infant Cohort are available in ‘Growing Up in Ireland – The Lives of 9-month-olds’ (2010), also available to download from the same page.

The Anonymised Microdata File (AMF) from Wave 1 of the Infant Cohort (at 9 months) is now available from the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA). Potential users wishing to access the anonymised data should apply to the Irish Social Science Data Archive (ISSDA) at

About Growing Up in Ireland
Growing Up in Ireland
is a Government study. The Department of Health & Children is funding it through the Office of the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs in association with the Department of Social Protection and the Central Statistics Office. The Office of the Minister for Children is overseeing and managing the study, which is being carried out by a consortium of researchers led by the Economic & Social Research Institute (ESRI) and Trinity College Dublin


Launch of report 'Developing Early Years Professionalism.'

Download PDF (4.68MB)Sarah Cullinan (Pobal), Geraldine Comerford (North Wall Community Development Centre), Minister for Children and Youth Affairs Frances Fitzgerald (TD), Dr Philip Matthews (President, National College of Ireland), Dr Josephine Bleach (Director, Early Learning Initiative, NCI), Dr Michelle Share (Children's Research Centre, Trinity College Dublin)

On 30th May 2011 Ms Frances Fitzgerald T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs launched ‘Developing Early Years Professionalism’, the evaluation of the Early Learning Initiative’s (ELI)* professional development programme for community childcare settings in the Dublin Docklands.
The evaluation, which was funded by Pobal Dormant Accounts Funds, was carried out by Dr Michelle Share, Liz Kerrins and Professor Sheila Greene of the Children’s Research Centre (CRC) and is one element of the CRC’s overall evaluation of ELI’s child and family programmes. For further information please see:

To download the report please visit: Developing Early Years Professionalism (PDF 4.68MB)

*The ELI is a community-based educational initiative designed and delivered by the National College of Ireland. It operates in the Dublin Docklands where a programme of urban regeneration has been ongoing for the last decade. The ELI aims to address educational disadvantage through an integrated programme of activities, training and supports, for children, parents, families, and child care and education providers. The ELI involves four communities/parishes located north and south of the River Liffey.


Last updated 21 November 2011 by The Children′s Research Centre (Email).