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aistear_themesAistear - the Early Childhood Curriculum Framework Aistear - meaning journey: As the name implies, we can take many routes towards the same goals. Ultimately, according to Aistear, early childhood care and education must support children’s sense of: • Wellbeing • Identity and belonging • Communicating • Exploring and thinking Aistear proposes that these goals are achieved through the contexts of play and caring learning relationships with adults and peers. In this way it makes very strong links between care and education in the early years and firmly establishes the child’s right to a safe, stimulating, nurturing and play-based environment. For more detailed information on Aistear click here...