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Why should we embrace linguistic diversity in early childhood settings?

In Ireland over 200 languages are being used, highlighting the widespread linguistic diversity in the country (DES, 2019). This presence of growing linguistic and cultural diversity makes multilingualism a common reality, and this is evident in our early childhood settings. As the early years play a vital role in children’s development, there is a need to emphasise the importance of raising awareness of linguistic diversity in early childhood settings (Finders, 2023).

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