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Are you content to live in relative poverty?
Is your early childhood service unsustainable?
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Together for Early Years virtual day of action
On Feb 5th 2020 approximately 30,000 people took to the streets of Dublin to demand professional terms and conditions for our workforce and funding for our services so that they can deliver sustainable affordable services for parents thus ensuring that all children have access to high quality early years and school age care and education services.
This year we are holding a Virtual Day of Action to remind our Government that we haven't gone away and to push them to increase funding for our sector. Click here for further details
ECEC & SAC closures beyond Jan 11th
Joint statement on call for extended closure of ECCE programme beyond Jan 11th and provision of restricted access to ECEC and SAC services. Read more...
extended ECCE closure & re-opening of other services
ACP Statement on extended closure for ECCE services and re-opening of all other services. Read more...
Moves to develop a professional body for ECEC
ACP, SIPTU and PLÉ move to explore establishment of professional body for Early Childhood Education and Care. Read more
joint Submission on Programme for Government
A New Framework for Early Years and School Age Services
Proposals for the next Programme for Government 2020 -2025. Read more
Support for 'Quality Costs, Invest now!' campaign