About

Early Childhood Ireland

We aim to be effective champions for quality in practice, putting children and their rights at the core of our work and advocating strongly for them, their families and all early childhood professionals.

Who

About Us

Early Childhood Ireland is a membership organisation which represents 3,500 early years settings, who support over 100,000 children & their families through preschool, afterschool & full daycare provision nationwide. Our work includes quality enhancement, publications, advocacy, training, business support & information for a sector that employs 25,000 people today.

Our Vision

Every young child is thriving and learning in quality early childhood settings.

Our role in achieving this vision is to be effective champions for quality in practice, putting children and their rights at the core of our work and advocating strongly for them, their families and all early childhood professionals.

Our Mission

To inspire and enable members to provide quality experiences for young children and their families in their settings.

We do this by: Working closely with members, peer organisations, parents, policy makers, partners, funders and researchers. Advocating on behalf of our members and the children and families they work with on matters that are important to them. Progressing thinking and research to help inform and shape the quality of practice and policy.

Our Values

As a membership based organisation we value

Children as competent learners and citizens with rights, Parents as champions in the lives of children & Early Childhood Professionals, their commitment, dedication and professionalism in working with young children and their families.  

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