Last week we published our Early Childhood Ireland Barometer 2023. Now in its sixth year, Early Childhood Ireland’s Barometer is an annual opinion poll conducted nationwide by RED C to gauge public attitudes to Early Years care and education. The education of children under 5 is as important as the education of children over 5?
Month: February 2023
This Saturday, 25 February 2023, is Ireland Reads Day. This initiative is part of the Government’s ‘Keep Well’ campaign and supported by public libraries, publishers, booksellers, authors and many organisations that promote literacy and the arts. Ireland Reads encourages young and old to “Squeeze in a Read”. They’re asking everyone to pledge time to reading
On 24 and 25 January 2023, the Minister of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY) led the Irish delegation appearing before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in Geneva, Switzerland. Ireland’s latest appearance before the Committee coincides with the centenary of our State and the 10-year anniversary of
Public view Early Years education as equally important to primary or secondary education and care – Annual Barometer finds strong demand for high-quality care for younger children – Ireland is at an all-time high of support for high quality Early Years care for children. That’s according to survey results published today (20.02.23) by Early
The Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI) has just launched ‘Shared Island – Early Childhood Education and Care in Ireland and Northern Ireland’. This report examines Early Childhood Care and Education (ECEC) policies in Ireland and Northern Ireland. It compares patterns of participation in ECEC among pre-school children in the two jurisdictions and draws on
In 2021, Finland published its National Child Strategy, setting out its ambitious objectives and vision in an accessible document. The need for a National Child Strategy has been brought up during the terms of office of several different governments. The National Child Strategy aims to create a child and family friendly Finland where the rights