Diversity, EquaIity and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines

The purpose of the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education is to support and empower those working in the sector to explore, understand and develop inclusive practices for the benefit of children, their families and wider society. The document is in two parts:

Part A sets out the National Inclusion Charter, which aims to promote the values of diversity, equality and inclusion for all children attending early childhood care and education settings. Simply put, it is the sector’s commitment to diversity, equality and inclusion. All early childhood care and education settings are invited to sign up to the National Inclusion Charter by developing and implementing an inclusion policy for their own setting.

Part B contains Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Guidelines for the Early Childhood Care and Education sector. The guidelines are divided into five sections, with each section further subdivided for convenience. At the end of each section you will find links to Síolta (2006) and Aistear (2009) and the Pillars of Practice (2015). The Guidelines are intended as a reference and working document which managers and practitioners in early childhood care and education settings can utilise on an ongoing basis.

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