Aistear is the curriculum framework for children from birth to six years in Ireland.
It provides information for adults to help them plan for and provide enjoyable and challenging learning experiences, so that all children can grow and develop as competent and confident learners within loving relationships with others.
Aistear describes the types of learning that are important for children in their early years, and offers ideas and suggestions as to how this learning might be nurtured.
The Framework also provides guidelines on supporting children’s learning through partnerships with parents, interactions, play, and assessment.
In supporting children’s early learning and development Aistear :
Aistear is based on 12 principles ofearly learning and development and discusses children's learning using four themes.
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