Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework

Early childhood is a time of great opportunity for learning and development. In these early years children
learn through loving, trusting and respectful relationships, and through discussion, exploration and play.
They learn about languages and how and when to use them; they learn to think and to interact with others
and the environment. They learn to be creative and adventurous, to develop working theories about their
world, and to make decisions about themselves as learners.

Aistear: the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework celebrates early childhood as a time of being, and of
enjoying and learning from experiences as they unfold. This early learning also lays important foundations
for later learning. Because early childhood marks the beginning of children’s lifelong learning journeys, this
framework is called Aistear, the Irish word for journey.

Our Infant Classes thoroughly enjoy partaking in Aistear, this months theme is food and children are learning about healthy food, restaurants, shops and lots of other fun food related topics.