AIM: Access and Inclusion Model

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


Diversity, Equality and Inclusion 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.

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




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Saturday 22nd June

Tuesday 25th June

Tuesday 2nd July

Tuesday 9th July

KCCC Office, Clane

Eventbrite - Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training for Early Years - June/July Clane 

Saturday 12th October

Tuesday 15th October

Tuesday 22nd October

Tuesday 5th November

Solas Bhride, Kildare Town

Eventbrite - Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training for Early Years - October Clane 

Saturday 19th October

Thursday 24th October

Thursday 7th November

Thursday 14th November

KCCC Office, Clane

Eventbrite - Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Training for Early Years - Oct/Nov Clane 


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

AIM Website

Full information on the AIM Scheme is available at or please contact us at with your enquiry


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