Fáilte chuig an Roinn Froebel don Bhun - agus Luath - Oideachas a bhfuil cáil uirthi as taithí foghlama faoi leith a dhíríonn ar an mac léinn a chur ar fáil do mhic léinn fochéime agus iarchéime.  Ainmníodh an Roinn i ndiaidh an oideachasóra as an nGearmáin sa 19ú aois, an fear a bhunaigh Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852).  Mhol sé meas a léiriú don pháiste, foghlaim trí ghníomhaíocht, an timpeallacht a fhiosrú, sult a bhaint as gach cineál áilleachta agus glacadh le buanna gach duine aonair.

Welcome to the Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education, known for the provision of a distinctive student-centred learning experience for undergraduate and postgraduate students. The Department is named after the 19th century German educator and founder of Kindergarten, Friedrich Froebel (1782-1852).  He advocated reverence for the child, learning through activity, exploration of the environment, enjoyment of beauty in all its manifestations and acceptance of the gifts of each individual.

For many students, the transition to third level education can be a challenging one; however our small group teaching model combined with ease of access to staff and student-support services ensures that every student has the best possible chance of success. We are renowned for the providing a holistic experience for students and it is for this reason that we have high levels of retention and progression.

Froebel B.Ed students are the only primary teacher training students in Ireland studying at the heart of a major university, with all the intellectual stimulus and social interaction with professors and students of other disciplines that the NUI Maynooth campus offers.

The specialised Froebel College library collection, centered around teacher training, is being integrated into the Maynooth university library with its superb new student-centred building.