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The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework celebrates early childhood as a time of being, and of enjoying and learning from experiences as they unfold. This early learning also lays important foundations for later learning. Because early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journeys, this framework is called Aistear, the Irish word for journey.

You can find a link to the Aistear Framework here.


Síolta is the National Quality Framework for Early Childhood Education.

You can find a link to the Síolta Framework here

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