Early Childhood Care & Education Scheme
“Excellence for free”
We offer the E.C.C.E. scheme to eligible families. If your child is between the age of 3 years and 3 months and 4 years and 6 months on the 1st of September, of any given year, then you are entitled to our Preschool Session for free – under the new Government ‘Free Pre-School Year Programme’.
The children in Happy Hours have the opportunity to learn in a loving environment. Our curriculum is based on the emerging interests of the children so our activities and themes are very flexible. We continually review and assess our curriculum as a team so that we can help children to develop to their own unique potential.
We introduce children to numeracy, literacy and maths. We also promote the development of practical life skills and cultural awareness.
Our curriculum encourages children to develop a strong sense of individuality and responsibility. Our programme promotes each childs natural strengths and develops interpersonal skills.
Preschoolers are like sponges – they soak up knowledge. Happy Hours offers a Pre School session from 9am to 12pm daily. Social, verbal, cognitive and physical skills are built through activities that engage children.
Our free preschool session operates from 9am until 12pm but we are flexible and we offer the option for an early drop off or a late pick up. Just email Sylvia to organise any extra hours that you may need. www.happyhours.ie
We offer an introductory pre-school session which runs from 12:15 pm to 3:15 pm daily. This session is suitable for children who may wish to attend two or three sessions per week in the year before they avail of the free preschool year.
When children are ready to learn, they absorb everything so naturally & easily that they enjoy the learning process.