The National Quality Framework For Early Childhood Education
Siolta was established in 2006 the CECDE developed the framework for siolta this took over 3 years and involved more than 50 different organisations that represent policymakers, childcare workers, researchers, teachers and parents. Siolta aims to define assess and support all ECCE settings that care for children aged 0-6. This includes full/part time childminding services, day care centres. A new departure for the ECCE is the inclusion of infant classes in primary schools. Up until the publication of siolta in 2006 were treated differently. Now it is understood that children aged naught to six do not require a subject based curriculum but instead a developmental based curriculum regardless if the child is in a preschool or primary school setting. After the CECDE was disbanded the Early Years Education Policy Unit in The Department Of Education and Skills has been responsible of the implementation of Siolta.