First 5 - DCYA Launch


Government launches First 5, A Whole-of-Government Strategy for 

Babies, Young Children and their Families

 19th November 2018

The ambitious ten-year plan will deliver:

1.    A broader range of options for parents to balance working and caring

2.    A new model of parenting support 

3.    New developments in child health, including a dedicated child health workforce 

4.    Reform of the Early Learning and Care (ELC) system, including a new funding model

5.    A package of measures to tackle early childhood poverty

The Government has today unveiled ‘First 5’, Ireland’s first ever cross-Departmental strategy to support babies, young children and their families.

Link to DCYA Press Release on First 5 Launch - 19th November 2018

  First 5 - A Whole of Government Strategy for Babies Young Children & their Families 2018-2028