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In 2001, 33 Childcare Committees were set up to encourage the development of childcare locally. The Cork County Childcare Committee (CCCC) is the first point of contact for anyone involved in childcare including childcare providers and students and parents.

The CCCC is funded by the Government to deliver early childhood care and education programmes which support children and families. This work is set out in the National Strategic Plan 2011 – 2013 Early Childhood Care and Education Programmes. The objectives of the National Strategy are:

  • To develop comprehensive childcare supports, infrastructure and services where the holistic well being of children and families are fundamental.
  • To enhance quality early childhood education and care and school age provision
  • To consolidate investment in the sector in order to support the continuing development of a stable, integrated and sustainable infrastructure.
  • Through ongoing professional development, to build on the capacity of the ECCE sector to enhance and develop quality services for children and their families.
  • To ensure effective and transparent collaboration, communication and consultation, and optimum use of resources by all stakeholders in early childhood care and education.

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