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Government launches First 5, A Whole-of-Government Strategy for Babies, Young Children and their Families

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

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