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An Chomhairle Náisiúnta Curaclaim agus Measúnachta
National Council for Curriculum and Assessment

Early Childhood Education Developments

Aistear is the early childhood curriculum framework for all children from birth to 6 years in Ireland. The framework uses four interconnected themes to describe children’s learning and development: Wellbeing, Identity and Belonging, Communicating, and Exploring and Thinking.


Read the series of research papers which summarises much of the literature used to inform and shape Aistear 

Find out how children contributed to the development of Aistear by looking at the Portraiture Study 

Read the key findings from the consultation organised to support the development of Aistear

Read about the similarities between Aistear and Síolta