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Early Childhood Education and Care: Websites

For students of Early Childhood Education and Care

About the Web

There are many useful resources and websites on the internet which you can find using Google or other search engines.

However, there is also a lot of incorrect and out-of-date information on the internet, you need to make sure you use reliable sources of information.

Useful Websites

Children's Research Network

Children's Rights Alliance

DATA.GOV.IE (...making data held by public bodies available and easily accessible online for reuse and redistribution...the potential of data and, in particular, Open Data to help deliver economic, social and democratic benefits... The portal brings these datasets together in a single searchable website).

Early Childhood Ireland

HIPE (Hospital In-Patient Enquiry)

National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

Tusla - Child and Family Agency






Tips for Evaluating Websites


• Is the information reliable and error-free?
• Is there an editor or someone who checks the information?


• What are the author’s qualifications for writing on this subject?


• What are the topics included in the work?


• Is the content of the work up-to-date?
• Is the publication date clearly displayed?
• Broken links are one measure of an out-of-date page


• Is the information presented with a minimum of bias?
• To what extent is the information trying to sway the opinion of the audience?

Children's Rights Alliance

Children's Research Network | Galway City, Dublin Road 091-742785 | Galway City, Wellpark Road 091-745409 | Mayo 094-9043146 | Connemara 091-742666