Dundalk Institute of Technology

BA (Hons) in Early Childhood Studies

About Program

Increasing numbers of babies and toddlers are accessing full day-care services and 96% of eligible children now attend preschool (ECCE Scheme). Well qualified early childhood professional educators are needed to provide these children with high-quality care and education experiences and to meet policy and legislative demands. 

The programme involves the study of related disciplines of early years’ care, education, psychology, sociology, law, creative play, interactions, social policy, research and health and welfare for children aged 0-6 years. The programme also introduces the student to the principles and practices relevant to School Age Childcare.

Education Level

Bachelor Degree (S1)

Study Area

Educational Studies

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Dundalk Institute of Technology (DkIT) is the focal point for higher education and research in Ireland's north-east. The campus is located at the Belfast-Dublin economic corridor's epicentre, just 60 minutes away from Dublin and Belfast. It is an area with significant importance due to its growing population and strong economic links between Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland.

The compact campus offers the best of both worlds. Along with excellent facilities and services, our beautiful green campus is within easy reach of the bustling town centre of Dundalk, the second largest town in the country. DkIT is the only higher education institution in Ireland with a fully functional wind turbine that generates enough electricity to support 50% of the Institute's annual consumption.

Dundalk is a town famous for its eclectic music scene. From traditional Irish music sessions in local pubs to gigs from up-and-coming performers in intimate venues, music lovers will be in their element.

The region is steeped in innovating and enterprise and has developed a robust business community comprised of impressive start-ups, high-performing SMEs and major multinationals.

DkIT is known for its holistic support for international student. From academic merits to free accommodation, Dkit is dedicated to continuously providing the best student services.

Unique Selling Point

1. Quality and Practical Education

2. Free accommodation and Scholarship

3. Convenient and affordable location



Dundalk Institute of Technology

Dundalk Institute of Technology Dublin Road Dundalk Co. Louth A91 K584


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