Early Childhood Education
Children are the real authors of preschool curricula as seven early childcare & education centres from Cork and Tipperary showcase their Aistear in Action curriculum through simple but highly effective learning stories in an initiative from Early Childhood Ireland and the National Council for Curriculum and Assessment (NCCA). PressRelease


3Seven Aistear in action services and reps from Early Childhood Ireland and NCCA.

2Margaret Toomey and Phil Mackey ( Pre-school Inspectors, HSE), Mary Daly (NCCA),
Rosaleen Murphy (UCC) and Irene Gunning (Early Childhood Ireland) 

1Maresa Duignan (Early Years Education Policy Unit, DES), Irene Gunning (Early Childhood Ireland) and Arlene Forster (NCCA)


Aistear in action is a collaborative initiative between the NCCA, Early Childhood Ireland and a group of pre-school practitioners working in seven services in South Tipperary and North County Cork. The initiative aims to enhance the learning experiences of children, families and practitioners through using Aistear, the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework. See the information sheet for the rationale behind the initiative. Materials and experiences from the initiative will be shared with others through the websites of both organisations, and in publications and/or at training events.  

Keep an eye on this page for updates on the initiative.

Watch this presentation
to get a flavour of some of the work involved in the initiative. The first part of the video show Well-being in action in the services. The second part shows the changes to the outdoor area of one of the services. The third part shows some of the amazing things that have happened in a service since begining work on Aistear.

This presentation which was developed through the initiative showsthe themeof Well-being in action in preschool settings.