Síolta and Aistear

In Ireland there are two early childhood frameworks—Síolta and Aistear. While similar in many ways, Síolta is concerned with all aspects of quality in early childhood whilst Aistear focuses specifically on curriculum.

The Practice Guide draws the two frameworks together in a practical way and offers suggestions, ideas and examples of how they can be used to develop a curriculum that helps all children to enjoy and progress in their early learning and development.

To support the development of inclusive environments, the Practice Guide includes two self-assessment tools for practitioners/settings to reflect on the learning environments for children from birth to three years and for children from three to six years.

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