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Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years Information Session 

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Talbot Hotel Stillorgan

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Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown County Childcare Committee is delighted to host an information session regarding the current initiatives in the Early Years which are supporting the growth of a qualified and confident workforce and the further development of an inclusive culture in Irish early years settings. To support and provide information for service providers, Edel Fenlon, a tutor on the LINC programme and Catherine Healy, the National Service Coordinator for AIM (Better Start) along with a staff member from DLRCCC will be in attendance

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7.00pm LINC Tutor Edel Fenlon
7.45pm AIM National Coordinator Catherine Healy
8.30pm Information on Diversity, Equality and Inclusion
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ABOUT LINC

You may be aware that settings employing a LINC-qualified INCO are entitled to receive additional capitation as part of the ECCE programme.
The application process for students interested in partaking in the LINC Programme for the 2018/2019 academic year will commence in mid-March 2018.
The Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years Programme (LINC), is a level 6 Special Purpose Award (Higher Education). The programme is designed to enhance inclusion of children with additional needs in early years settings through the development of the role of Inclusion Co-Ordinator (INCO). The programme was introduced as part of the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) in 2016.

Further information on LINC is available at
www.lincprogramme.ie

The purpose of the information session is to inform you of the structure of the LINC Programme, the entry requirements and other elements of relevance, as well as how you can apply to get a place on the programme for you or one of the other staff in your setting. There will be an opportunity for you to raise any questions that you may have in relation to the programme itself.

ABOUT 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 pre-school providers to deliver an inclusive pre-school experience, ensuring that every eligible child can meaningfully 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 pre-school service. 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 the ECCE Programme, 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 offers tailored, practical supports based on need and does require a formal diagnosis of disability.

Further information on AIM is available at www.aim.gov.ie


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