Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Ceisteanna (491)

Charlie McConalogue


491. Deputy Charlie McConalogue asked the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs if she will provide an additional free preschool year in respect of a child (details supplied) in County Dublin; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [11668/14]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Children)

The Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme is implemented by my Department and provides for one free pre-school year for each eligible child before they commence primary school. The child referred to by the Deputy is availing of the full free preschool complement in this academic year and there are no circumstances where a second free preschool year is provided under the programme.