Investing in Every Child: Panel Discussion on National Early Years Startegy

Published date: 
30 Apr 2018


Investing in Every Child: Panel Discussion on the forthcoming National Early Years Strategy

Chartered Accountants House, 47-49 Pearse Street, Dublin 2, Ireland

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

11:20am – 1:00pm

On 9 May 2018, following its AGM, the Children’s Rights Alliance is holding a public event to discuss the objectives and actions in the forthcoming National Early Years Strategy. The Government has committed to publishing the Strategy by the end of 2018. At the event we will hear from an expert panel on the vision for the Early Years Strategy and the need for investment in this area.

This event is open to members and non-members and will be of interest to a broad audience: legislators, policymakers, academics, child and family advocates, professionals working with children in their early years and parents.

09:45 Children’s Rights Alliance AGM (members only)

11:00 Tea/Coffee Break & Registration

11:20 Welcome from Panel Chair: Tom Costello – Chair, Children’s Rights Alliance

11.30 Panel Discussion – “What are the priorities for the Strategy to give every child the best start in life?”

Panel Members:
o Teresa Heeney, CEO, Early Childhood Ireland
o Denise McCormilla, CEO, National Childhood Network
o Marian Quinn, Chair, Prevention and Early Intervention Network
o Orla Tuohy, National Parenting Lead, Lifestart Foundation

12.20 Audience Q&A

12.40 Keynote address – ‘The National Early Years Strategy’, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone TD

13.00 Close followed by a light lunch

Please RSVP by emailing

Please let us know if you have any specific needs including dietary or aids/supports. Irish Sign Language Interpretation will be provided upon request.