Manifesto

Northern Ireland remains a region that has failed to provide early education, care and development with the necessary degree of strategic and budgetary significant that it requires and has fallen considerably behind the other regions of the UK and also Ireland in this respect.

We appreciate the significant challenges faced by local and national administrations in the current economic and political climates.

NOW is the time to seize upon opportunities to work and think differently through a clear focus on, and investment in, early childhood and school age care and development, that progresses up through the educational, health and wellbeing, training and employability pathways.

Manifesto 2019

Early Years 2019 Manifesto

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The Early Years 2017 manifesto contains a number of the key issues regarding early childhood education and care. In addition to these, we are also calling on the next Northern Ireland Executive Programme for Government to:

Commit to all children having access to 30 hours of free pre-school provision over two years.

Manifesto 2017

Early Years 2017 Manifesto

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Manifesto 2017

Manifesto 2017 – Elaboration on key calls

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Manifesto 2016

Early Years 2016 Manifesto

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Key Calls 2016

Early Years Key Calls 2016

Elaboration on key calls Click here to download | Adobe pdf 124 Kb

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HighScope ROI Manifesto 2016

HighScope Ireland - key calls and issues for the next Government

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Early Years 2011 Manifesto
Urgent Call for Investment in Young Children

Early Years believes that major investment in our young children is critical to ensure the educational, social, emotional and cognitive development of our future generations. Nobel Laureate and Economist James J. Heckman, analyzed the investments made in early childhood programs and learned that, at the same cost, there are far greater gains to be had by investing when children are younger.

These are some of the key issues for the care and education of children in Northern Ireland. Please make your local MLA candidates aware of them and encourage them to press for action.

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Urgent Call for Investment in Young Children
Early Years 2011 Manifesto Analysis
An analysis of all of the main political parties in Northern Ireland Manifesto documents

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For additional information on Early Years' policy please contact:

Noel McAllister
Policy Officer

T: +44 (0)28 90 662825
F: +44 (0)28 9038 1270
E: noelm@early-years.org

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