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Childcare Supports for Homeless Families and Programme Refugees

July 11, 2017

On Monday 10th July 2017, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, announced extended supports for families experiencing homelessness and new supports for programme refugees under the CCS Resettlement/Relocation/Transition.

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ECI Advocacy in Action

May 9, 2017

Last week the National Strategy for Women and Girls 2017-2020 was published and ECI was delighted to see several of our recommendations reflected in the Strategy...

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ECI Advocacy Year in Review 2016

January 10, 2017

Early Childhood Ireland’s dedicated Policy, Advocacy and Communications Team is striving to ensure that Government policy is moving toward a model of childcare in Ireland that can deliver.

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ACP Day of Action

November 15, 2016

Today (Tuesday, November 15th) saw a gathering of people from across the sector for a day of action outside Dail Eireann.

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New Affordable Childcare Scheme

October 29, 2016

DCYA has just published a Policy Paper and an Online Survey seeking your views about the new Affordable Childcare Scheme, which was announced by the Minister as part of Budget 2017.

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Budget Day 2017

October 11, 2016

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The Real Cost of Providing Childcare Launch

October 4, 2016

Last Thursday, 29th September 2016, ECI lunched our new report, ‘Doing the Sums: The Real Cost of Providing Childcare’.

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Real Cost of Providing Childcare Report Launch

September 29, 2016

Early Childhood Ireland launched a new report today entitled ‘Doing the Sums: The Real Cost of Providing Childcare’ with Meehan Tully & Associates Ltd.

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