Beginning Is the Hardest Part
A Critically Sympathetic View on the Early Childhood Education and Care Landscape
This article comments on developments in the Irish early childhood education and care landscape in 2023. The many initiatives documented in this Yearbook are a sign that early childhood education in Ireland is very much alive. The article traces some of the critical aspects that have shaped the early childhood environment, following up on the author’s overview articles in previous editions of the Yearbook.