Doireann O’Connor is a lecturer in Early Childhood Care and Education at The Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland. She has produced an Anthology of Traditional Irish Games, Songs and Rhymes as well as book chapters and journal articles on topics such as School Readiness and Education Policy. Doireann is a founding member of PLÉ– The Network of Early Childhood Care and Education Degree Courses in Ireland. Doireann spent 10 years working within the field of Early Childhood Care and Education, holding a number of key positions within Policy and Practice.

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