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‘Non-Parental Childcare and Child Cognitive Outcomes at Age Five’ – the latest in a series of reports from Growing Up in Ireland, the National Longitudinal Study of Children. 3rd December, 2015

Non Parental Childcare and Child Cognitive Outcomes at Age 5

Children’s Research Network – October 2015   Childrens research network Department of Children and Youth Affairs – Report of the Inter-Departmental Group, September 2015

Supporting Access to the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme for Children with a Disability CARE – Curriculum of Quality Analysis and Impact Review of European Childhood Education and Care, June 2015

A review of research on the effects of early childhood education and care (ECEC) on children development

Conference Proceedings: Symposium for early years researchers and research students (Videos and Papers available online) Researching Early Childhood Education Collaborative (RECEC) Trinity College Dublin, October 2015

OECD Report – Developing Monitoring Systems for Early Childhood Education


Report of the Inter-Departmental Working Group: Future Investment in Childcare in Ireland 22nd July 2015

In January 2015, the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs announced the establishment of an Inter-Departmental Group (IDG) on Future Investment in Early Years and School-Age Care and Education. The purpose of this Group is to identify and assess policies and future options for increasing the affordability, quality and supply of early years and school-age care and education services in Ireland.

The work of the IDG is grounded in Better Outcomes, Brighter Futures, the whole-of-Government policy framework, which sets out how we can best achieve optimum outcomes and bright futures for all children and their families (DCYA, 2014).