Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) Programme, is a universal free pre-school programme for children from the age of 3 years old. This free pre-school programme is available in most Early Childhood Care & Education (ECCE) services in the South Dublin region.

To view the most up to date information on the ECCE programme in relation to qualifications, exemptions, higher capitation and more, please see the below link to the ECCE section of the DCYA website.

Early childhood services are reminded to check PIP regularly for any updates in relation to DCYA funding programmes.