Longford County Childcare Committee wish to advise parents who plan to enrol their child for the Free Preschool Year (ECCE) starting in September 2012, that they must contact the local or preferred childcare provider to book a place. All children must be in attendance at the childcare service during the week 10th to 14th September to secure a place for the year.
The ECCE is a scheme designed to give children access to a free Pre-School Year of appropriate programme-based activities in the year before they start primary school. Participation in a pre-school programme provides children with their first formal experience of early learning, the starting-point of their educational and social development outside the home. Children who avail of pre-school are more likely to be ready for school and a formal learning and social environment.
Please visit the LCCC website www.longfordchildcare.ie for more information on childcare schemes in the county and details of childcare providers or contact the office at 043 3342505.