What we do
The Early Years Education Policy Unit is co-located with the Office of the Minister for Children (OMC) and the Department of Education and Science.
The Unit has responsibility for the following functions:
- Developing a childcare training strategy to meet the target of providing 17,000 childcare training places by 2010;
- Implementing the recommendations of the Traveller Education Strategy in moving towards integrated provision for Traveller pre-schools;
- Implementing the DEIS (Delivering Equality of opportunity in Schools) action plan for early childhood education for designated disadvantaged areas.
Contact details for Early Years Education Policy Unit
E-mail: Maria Sheehan
Tel: 01 674 3228
E-mail: Tim O'Keefe
Tel: 01 674 3227
E-mail: Catherine Hynes
Tel: 01 674 3225