Welcome to An Cosán. We are celebrating our 30th birthday and invite you to join us for a visit at the largest community education organisation in Ireland. Our mission is to empower through education – we do that by providing people of all ages with pathways to learning, leadership and enterprise. An Cosán offers a variety of programmes in early years education and care, parenting, community, further and higher education. Our Virtual Community College also now brings our ethos beyond Jobstown to locations across the country.
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Early Years Education and Care

An Cosán provides a range of services to children from nought to six at its nine early years education and care services across Dublin. Rainbow House delivers a high quality service in-house, and Fledglings services are dotted across Dublin. Our parenting programmes include Lifestart, Spirals, Parents Plus, as well as a number of innovative services that are offered each week by our Parent Support Coordinators who work in Brookfield, Fettercairn and Kiltipper.

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Community Education

An Cosán's Community Education is making a unique contribution to the community of Tallaght West. Our model of Transformative Education seeks to ensure that all individuals who attend our programmes reach their full potential as individuals and grow their capacity to take responsibility for social change in their communities, contributing to the eradication of poverty and social injustice.

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Virtual Community College

Virtual Community College (VCC) is an award winning initiative which aims to scale the social impact of An Cosán’s work and bring the ethos of An Cosán to students across the nation. VCC is at the forefront of online learning in Ireland. Using a blended model of live lectures and offline activities, we ensure that students have access to the right technologies and teaching methods. Our aim is to enable students to engage freely with curricula, programmes, advice and supports, in an online context, allowing greater accessibility to education nationwide

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