The Role of the Clare County Childcare Committee is to:

(a) In a consistent manner, act as the local agent of the Department of Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth in the coordination and delivery of the national early education and childcare programmes and the implementation of Government policy at a local level 

(b) Facilitate and support the development of quality, accessible Early Learning and Care (ELC) and School Aged Childcare (SAC) services for the overall benefit of children and their parents. 

(c) Provide support and guidance to local ELC and SAC service providers and parents in relation to the national childcare programmes, and support the delivery of quality early learning and childcare in accordance with national frameworks and policy objectives. 

(d) Facilitate the development of ELC and SAC in a strategic and coordinated manner.

(e) Provide information and support to parents in relation to the provision of ELC and SAC services within their CCC area. 

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