Published: 23rd March 2022

The Report finds many positives in the quality of education provided for children and young people in schools, early learning and care settings, and other education settings in Ireland

Some Key Findings for The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme

Overall: The overall quality of provision in almost all early learning and care (ELC) settings delivering the ECCE programme is good or better. Where practice required improvement, challenges were most often related to the over-use of adult direction and insufficient opportunities for children to take the lead and use their initiative in activities.

Transitions: Further action is required to facilitate effective transitioning of children from pre-school to primary education.

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