The National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA) have begun Phase 2 of the consultation process to update Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. You can view the Consultation Report from Phase 1 here:

while this video: explains the proposed changes to Aistear.

Educators and other stakeholders are invited to share their views on the proposed Framework.

This can be done via an online questionnaire, a written submission or by participating in an online focus group in the coming weeks.

The consultation will run until Tuesday, 14 November 2023.

This is an important opportunity to have your voice heard and to help inform the updating of Aistear, so it continues to have a positive influence on the learning and development of babies, toddlers and young children.

To access all consultation materials, please visit: