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Brighter Futures - Early Childhood

Helping Hands: A Development Education Resource for Early Childhood Educators

Welcome to Trócaire’s most recent development education resource for Early Childhood Education. The resource consists of:

  • An educators’ booklet containing guidance for educators and a series of learning experiences.
  • A photo-pack of 12 full colour photocards to support the learning experiences, which can be downloaded below or ordered FREE in hard copy from here.
  • Three, printable posters which illustrate the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in a child-friendly way.

These resource introduce two young children, Nomatter and Forward who live in a small village in Zimbabwe. It explores their daily lives, as well as the challenges they and their family face against a backdrop of food insecurity, climate change and Covid-19.

Our resources our linked to the Aistear curriculum framework and the Primary curriculum (Junior & Senior Infants), and to the Northern Ireland preschool framework and Foundation Stage curriculum.


CPD Workshops
Trócaire will deliver two CPD workshops, one for pre-school educators and one for junior primary educators, if you would like additional support in using these resources. You can sign up for these here.

Helping Hands - Activities for Early Childhood

Helping Hands -Resource for Educators

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Early Years: Our Common Home Slideshow

Powerpoint with cartoons relating to climate justice

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Global Goals Poster

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Twelve printable full colour photo cards to accompany the resource

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Contact Details

For more information please contact Éilis Ryan

Éilis Ryan

Early Years Development Education Officer

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