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Role of play in the Digital, Literacy and Numeracy Strategy

In May, Ireland’s Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Strategy 2024-2033: Every Learner from Birth to Young Adulthood was released. This strategy sets out a clear vision and a comprehensive approach to supporting all children and young adults in developing these skills. The vision outlined in the strategy is that every learner, from birth to young

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Policy in Action 11 June 2024

4 Asks for Children – Early Childhood Ireland policy priorities Early Childhood Ireland met with key policy makers recently to mark the launch of a new set of policy priorities for the Early Years and School Age Care sector. 4 Asks for Children calls for a radical new approach to Early Years and School Age

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The EECC’s manifesto for the Early Years system in England

Recently the Early Education and Childcare Coalition (EECC) published its manifesto to transform Early Education and Childcare in England. This manifesto calls on the next government to focus on and invest in Early Years as the foundation of future success, rather than to concentrate solely on the latter stages of the education journey. The EECC

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Policy in Action 5 June 2024

Last week, Early Childhood Ireland participated in two consultation sessions that were held by the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth (DCEDIY). These consultation sessions focused on the formation of the National Agency for Early Learning and Childcare, followed by an open consultation on the Administration and Regulatory Requirements. Consultation on Administration and

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4 Asks for Children

Early Childhood Ireland is calling for a radical new approach to Early Years and School Age Care by elevating this public good for children to the same status as primary education in Ireland. Research demonstrates that high quality Early Years and School Age Care experiences provide children with essential skills and capabilities that are vital

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Policy in Action 28 May 2024

Last week, the Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth, Roderic O’Gorman, launched Equal Start. The launch was attended by Early Childhood Ireland representatives, and there was much interest in Equal Start and what it will mean for children’s access to high quality Early Years (EY) and School Age Care (SAC). Equal Start Equal

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Early Childhood Ireland is the leading organisation in the sector, working to ensure quality experiences for children in Early Learning and Care and School Age Childcare settings.
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