AIM: Access and Inclusion Model

In this section:

What is AIM?

The Better Start Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a model of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education (ECCE) programme. Its goal is to empower service providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every child can fully participate in the ECCE programme and reap the benefits of quality early years care and education.

AIM is a child-centred model, involving seven levels of progressive support, moving from the universal to the targeted, based on the needs of the child and the service provider. For many children, the universal supports offered under the model will be sufficient. For others, one particular discrete support may be required to enable participation in pre-school, such as access to a piece of specialised equipment. For a small number, a suite of different services and supports may be necessary. In other words, the model is designed to be responsive to the needs of each individual child in the context of their pre-school setting. It will offer tailored, practical supports based on need and will not require a formal diagnosis of disability

 

AIM training Schedule

KCCC has been providing Equality and Diversity Training since the AIM programme began.
Feedback on this training has been very positive and we have experienced very high demand for places at the training events. The programme consists of 1 full day and 3 evening sessions, and is open to all providers in Kildare to attend.

 Saturday 9th June

 Monday 11th June

 Monday 18th June

 Monday 25th June

 Maudlins Hotel,  Naas

 Saturday 16th June

 Wednesday 20th June

 Wednesday 27th June

 Wednesday 4th July

 Keadeen Hotel, Newbridge

 Saturday 23rd June

  Thursday 28th June

 Thursday 5th July

 Thursday 12th July

 Clanard Court, Athy


If you wish to attend an event you see advertised, please contact marie@kccc.ie
Invitations will be sent to all of those on our mailing lists via eventbrite 

 

 

Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) - Information and Contact Leaflet

AIM Website

Full information on the AIM Scheme is available at aim.gov.ie or please contact us at aim@kccc.ie with your enquiry

 

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