As Ireland’s leading representative organisation of early years care and education, Early Childhood Ireland provides its membership with advocacy services to better shape the systems, policies and practices that impact on the lives of young children.

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Advocacy News

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Our Budgetary Work

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Our Policy on Children's Rights

We have always worked from a rights based approach and it influences how we see, understand and work with children. Our work is underpinned by the United National Convention on the Rights of the Child (UNCRC).

Better Outcomes Brighter Futures

Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures is the first overarching national policy framework for children and young people (aged 0-24 years), developed and led by the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs on behalf of the Government.
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