Music in Childcare Settings: Tipperary County Council
Music in Childcare is a collaborative project between Tipperary County Council, North Tipperary Childcare Committee, the Arts Council and Tipperary ETB (Tipperary Training and Education Board). The development and delivery of the module spanned the lifetime of the Childcare Strategy for North Tipperary 2007-2010 and the National Strategic Plan for 2011-2013.
This accredited programme module, Music in Childcare Settings, leading to Level 5 FETAC Creative Arts for Early Childhood 5N1769, is a very relevant and enriching addition to the suite of childcare modules already on offer to students seeking a major award in childcare at FETAC Level 5.
It has been designed to reflect the principles of good practice in early childhood care and education. It encompasses the themes of Aistear, the national curriculum framework for early years and the principles of Síolta, the national quality framework for early years and aims to contribute to the development of quality childcare programmes in participating services.
Extensive research in Early Childhood Care and Education was included in the design, delivery and report writing for the project, carried out by Frances Shanahan. The blend of her professionalism and extensive knowledge and understanding of music and education has resulted in a programme module that Tipperary Arts Office is proud to share with our colleagues in the childcare sector.