Download: "NCCA Consultation report on updating Aistear – Phase 1"
NCCA is in the process of updating Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework and have recently published the findings from Phase 1 of the consultation. Phase 1 invited stakeholders to share their views on what is working well with Aistear and should be retained and what suggestions they had as to how it might be enhanced and updated.
The work undertaken in Phase 1 included a consultation with babies, toddlers and young children. This consultation was both innovative and ground-breaking in its design and in terms of respecting the rights of all children to have their voices heard and responded to in matters affecting them. Time spent with children in their early years settings enabled the researchers to observe and notice their reactions and responses to elements of the curriculum in action. In this way, the consultation focused on determining what was working well with Aistear and what might need to be changed or updated.