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OMEP is an international, non-governmental and non-profit organisation concerned with all aspects of Early Childhood Education and Care (ECEC). OMEP defends and promotes the rights of the child to education and care worldwide and supports activities which improve accessibility to high quality education and care. OMEP is currently established in over 60 countries and is represented at meetings of UNESCO, UNICEF and other international organisations with similar aims.


For more information on the OMEP World organisation, please click here


OMEP Ireland is a registered charity (Charity No. 14213) dedicated to working for children’s needs in Early Education and Care. The objective of OMEP Ireland is to use every possible means to promote the optimum conditions for the well being of all children, their development and happiness within their families, institutions and society. OMEP assists any undertaking to improve Early Childhood Education and supports scientific research that can influence these conditions.


The mission of OMEP Ireland is to raise awareness of the importance of early childhood experiences, both because every child has a right to a high quality childhood and because of the effect on children’s future life chances.


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