Early Childhood Ireland believes in children’s rights.
We have always worked from a rights based approach and it influences how we see, understand and work with children. Our work is underpinned by the United National Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).
We see the child as full of potential, competent and capable in their own right.
Children’s Rights Explained
An explanation of what children’s rights are in light of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child and why these are important, particularly in early childhood care and education settings.
Children’s Rights Referendum
Please read more for a summary of the key issues dealt with in the referendum, as well as an outline of what these changes mean for children in practise.
Children’s Rights Publication
Early Childhood Ireland has produced a booklet on Children’s Rights in Early Childhood Care and Education, which provides an introduction to the United Nations Convention on the rights of the child (UNCRC) and describes how children’s rights are framed and regulated within the Early Childhood Sector.
This publication is free for members to download or can be ordered from the publications department.