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Launch of new report on non-parental childcare and children's cognitive outcomes

On December 3rd 2015 Dr. James Reilly, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs officially launched - 'Non-Parental Childcare and Child Cognitive Outcomes at Age Five' - the latest in a series of reports from Growing Up in Ireland, the National Longitudinal Study of Children.

Using data from a representative sample of 9,000 children aged 5 years, this report investigates whether childcare arrangements at age 3 can impact on children's later cognitive outcomes development as they start primary school. The report also examines children's participation in free pre-school education provided under the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme. A copy of the report is available below.

In addition to the launch of the above report, Dr James Reilly, T.D., Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, addressed the conference proceedings at the 7th Annual Growing Up in Ireland Research Conference being held in Dublin Castle on December 3rd 2015. This features twenty-two papers including a keynote address from Professor Alice Sullivan of the Institute of Education, London on 'Educational Inequality among Adolescents'. The other papers include work on children's health, education and socio-emotional well-being using data from the Growing Up in Ireland project. 

Download: Non Parental Childcare and Child Cognitive Outcomes at Age 5

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