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OMEP is an international, non-governmental and non-profit organisation concerned with all aspects of Early Childhood Education and Care. OMEP Ireland is a registered charity dedicated to promoting the well-being of all children and their right to high quality early childhood education and care. The mission of OMEP Ireland is to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood experiences by supporting early years research and sharing knowledge about what we can do to improve children's lives.


The annual OMEP Conference will be held at the Cork Institute of Technology in November, 2019. Additional details to follow.


**Honorary Membership news**


OMEP Ireland is delighted to announce that in June 2018 at the 70th World Assembly in Prague, Dr Rosaleen Murphy was elected as a lifelong honorary member of OMEP - the World Organisation for Early Childhood Education. This honorary membership recognises the outstanding contribution that Dr. Murphy has made to early education, OMEP Ireland, and indeed to the success of An Leanbh Óg.


From 2007-2017, Dr. Murphy was the editor of An Leanbh Óg - the OMEP Ireland Journal of Early Childhood Studies. OMEP has always reserved honorary membership for those who have contributed at the highest level and in this case the level of success and contribution over the years is undoubted. Sincere thanks to Dr Murphy for her commitment and exceptional hard work working with and on behalf of OMEP Ireland over the years.


**Call for papers**


Call for papers now closed for Volume 12 of An Leanbh Óg


OMEP Ireland Committee 2017

OMEP Ireland Committee 2017


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