Early Childhood Ireland are holding seminars around the country this month (June) in preparation for their submission to the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. They are looking for views and opinions on how they can develop a strategy to ‘help improve children’s lives, making Ireland a better place to be’. These seminars could be an effective platform for SMEI and our friends/partners/like-minded organisations to ensure that music education and arts education in a broader sense are firmly on the agenda for children and young people in Ireland. For more information, please visit Early Childhood Ireland’s website