Our aim is to provide a planned and co-ordinated approach to the support and development of high quality childcare in County Laois that responds to the assessed and different needs of communities in the County.
LCCC was initiated in 2001 as part of the 33 City and County Committees (CCC’s) by the Department of Justice Equality and Law Reform under the Equal Opportunities Childcare Programme. LCCC’s remit was and still is to support the development of quality childcare in the County.
Laois County Childcare Committee is responsible for implementing the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) national programmes through its local implementation plan (LIP).
The objectives from the DCYA current national strategy are listed below.
To develop comprehensive childcare supports, infrastructure and services where holistic well being of children and families are fundamental .
To enhance quality early childhood education and care and school age provision To consolidate investment in the sector in order to support the continuing development of a stable, integrated and sustainable infrastructure
Thorough ongoing professional development, to build on the capacity of the ECCE sector to enhance and develop quality services for children and their families
To ensure effective and transparent collaboration, communication and consultation in early childhood care and education
Memorandum and Articles of Association