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Aistear - The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework

Aistear is the curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland. It provides information for adults to help them plan for and provide enjoyable and challenging learning experiences, so that all children can grow and develop as competent and confident learners within loving relationships with others. Aistear describes the types of learning (dispositions, values and attitudes, skills, knowledge, and understanding) that are important for children in their early years and offers ideas and suggestions as to how this learning might be nurtured.  

Parents are the most important people in their children's early lives. The NCCA had produced a number of resources that contain lots of ideas, suggestions and practical examples of how parents can support their children's learning and development in the early years, see link to same below.


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