FEATURED PARENT NEWS
Everyone is entitled to human rights – those things that allow us to live in dignity as human beings. But children cannot assure their own welfare. They depend on adults for their survival. They need adults to provide for them, to protect them from harm and to guide them. They need adults to love and care for them, and to respect and listen to them.
There are a number of options when it comes to childcare. Services can either be Community or Privately run, Centre-based in a childcare facility, or Home-based in your or the Carers home. Find out what types of services are on offer in your area to help you choose childcare which best suits you and your child’s needs.
Understanding the Benefits of Pre-School Education
The Early Childhood Curriculum Framework Aistear is the Irish curriculum framework for children from birth to six years. Aistear will help your child to grow and develop as a competent and confident learner through relationships, communication, exploration and play. Learning opportunities are planned and organised under the following four themes: Well-being, Identity and Belonging, Communicating, Exploring and Thinking.Read More…
The new Access Inclusion Model (AIM)
A new National Disability Model – Access Inclusion Model (AIM) came in to operation in September 2016. AIM focuses on the developmental level of children with disabilities, their functional ability and their needs. It does not focus on diagnosis, and in any event, it recognises that many children may not have a formal diagnosis at the time of presenting to pre-school.
DCCC work to sustain early childhood care and education services through the local implementation of childcare funding programmes in County Donegal, on behalf of the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA). The main objective of childcare funding initiatives is to assist parents to access affordable quality early childhood care and education.