Launch of new report on non-parental childcare and children’s cognitive outcomes

On 3rd December Dr. James Reilly, TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs officially launched ‘Non-Parental Childcare and Child Cognitive Outcomes at Age Five’ – the latest in a series of reports from Growing Up in Ireland, the National Longitudinal Study of Children.

Using data from a representative sample of 9,000 children aged 5 years, this report investigates whether childcare arrangements at age 3 can impact on children’s later cognitive outcomes development as they start primary school.  The report also examines children’s participation in free pre-school education provided under the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme. A copy of the report GUI_Infant_Report_6_web can be downloaded.