Start Strong warmly welcomes the appointment of Katherine Zappone as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.
We look forward to seeing real progress in early years and are confident that her appointment to the cabinet will ensure early years care and education remains high on the government agenda.
Sustained investment in early years will be crucial in the next Government term to ensure the State provides the best possible start for all our young children and better support for families.
We would also like to acknowledge the excellent work carried out by outgoing minister, Dr. James Reilly, TD, during his term as Minister for Children and Youth Affairs.
Early Years #GE16 is a campaign to ensure affordable, accessible, quality early years services and to strengthen family leave.