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There will be an inspiring selection of Masterclasses and Information Seminars at our Annual Conference 2019. The topics chosen are closely aligned to the four goals of the First 5 Strategy.

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We are delighted to announce Professor Emer Ring as keynote speaker for the National Early Childhood Research Conference 2019!

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Early Childhood Ireland National Awards celebrates the commitment and quality of the work of early years educators.

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The Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone announced the opening of applications for the 2019 Early Learning and Care and School Age Capital programmes on Monday 25th February.
About Us

Early Childhood Ireland is the largest organisation in the early years sector. We represent 3,800 childcare members, who support over 100,000 children and their families through preschool, afterschool, and full day-care provision nationwide. Our work includes quality enhancement, publications, advocacy, training, business support & information for a sector that employs 25,000 people today.

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