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Start Strong Statement, 04/02/2011: New OECD report - Doing Better for Families YouTube

A major new report has just been published by the OECD, Doing Better for Families. The report provides a formidable, statistical overview of a wide range of policy areas that broadly come under the heading of 'family policy'. Read more

Press release, 10/03/2011: Children have a vote at the cabinet table - Start Strong welcomes the new Minister for Children.

Children have a vote at the cabinet table – Start Strong welcomes the new Minister for Children. Read more

Press release, 07/03/2011: New government will only achieve its education ambitions if it prioritises the youngest children

New government will only achieve its education ambitions if it prioritises the youngest children Read more

Press release, 18/02/2011: Investment in early care and education saves money.

Start Strong, a coalition of organisations and individuals campaigning for children’s early care and education, is urging the next government to develop a national plan for the care and education of young children. Start Strong Director Ciairín de Buis said “Putting money into early care and education should be an… Read more

Blog post, 15/02/2011: Political party commitments – we need more!

All the main political parties have now launched their manifestos for the General Election. It’s disappointing that none of the parties has yet committed to developing a national plan for the care and education of young children – even though it’s a commitment which would not in itself be costly.… Read more

09/02/2011: General Election 2011 Door Hanger

Help us to put young children on to the election agenda by asking candidates who knock at your door if they will support our call for a national plan for early care and education. Download our election doorhanger here. Read more

Ciairín de Buis (Director, Start Strong)

Blog post, 18/01/2011: Radical Change Needed

These next few years could be our greatest chance to dream. That might seem strange, given the mess our country is in, but we are shortly about to elect a small group of people who will become our government. And over the next few years that small group of people… Read more

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