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Press Release, 18/11/2015: New supports for children with disabilities to attend pre-school welcomed as long-needed step in ensuring no young child is left behind.

Start Strong Press Statement. New supports for children with disabilities to attend pre-school welcomed as long-needed step in ensuring no young child is left behind. Read more

Press Release, 13/10/2016: Budget 2016 takes steps in the right direction for Ireland's young children

Start Strong has welcomed today’s Budget announcement as a big step in the right direction for children’s early years in Ireland. Read more

Press Release, 22/09/2015: As our T.D.'s return from holidays, it's time to put young children first in Budget 2016 PDF document

The Government must use Budget 2016 as an opportunity to invest in quality care for young children, Start Strong’s Pre-Budget Submission 2016 outlines. Start Strong believes an extra €223m is required to set a path of continued public funding in early years care and education. Read more

Press Release, 8/09/2015: Childcare funding must be linked to quality

Start Strong has today called on the Government to take decisive action for families with young children, by investing in early education and linking that increased investment to quality. Read more

Press Release, 22/07/2015: Interdepartmental Working Group Report welcomed as 'pointing in the right direction'. Political leadership and Government action now needed.

Start Strong - a coalition group campaigning to improve government policy on early years in Ireland - today welcomed the Report of the Interdepartmental Working Group:Future Investment in Childcare in Ireland. Read more

Press Release, 23/06/2015: Start Strong welcomes UN Committee's call for paternity leave in Ireland

Start Strong - a coalition group campaigning to improve government policy on early years in Ireland - today welcomed the call made to the Irish Government by the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights to speed up the enactment of the Family Leave Bill, and to introduce a… Read more

Press release, June/06/2015: Government failing young children again, says Start Strong

"The government is failing young children by postponing the minimum qualifications requirement for childcare workers" says Ciairín de Buis, Director of Start Strong. Read more

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