In the Junior Infants and Senior Infants classes, children are immersed in a happy and supportive classroom environment where they are encouraged by their teachers to become independent and to develop a love of learning and discovery. Our infant programme incorporates the early childhood curriculum framework Aistear. In these important formative years, children continue to build solid foundations in literacy and numeracy in small classes with individualized attention from their teachers. They encounter a wide-ranging and enriched curriculum designed to challenge and stimulate them. Many of the subjects are taught by specialist teachers. At this stage, children are given short homework assignments (with an emphasis on reading) to reinforce their skills and to allow parents to become actively involved in their children’s education.