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Leading the Way for Access and Inclusion

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National College of Ireland

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Please note that this event is for practitioners and providers working in Early Years services in the Dublin City remit area only

Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to host an information session regarding the Early Years current initiatives which are supporting the growth of a qualified and confident workforce and the further development of inclusive culture in Irish Early Years settings.

Invited to present on the night is Bernie Connell, tutor from the Leadership for Inclusion in Early Years Settings (LINC Programme) and an Access and Inclusion Specialist from the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM Better Start) along with an update from DCCC regarding the delivery of the Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Guidelines and Charter training.

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6pm: Registration and Light Refreshments

6.30pm: LINC Tutor Bernie Connell

7.30pm: AIM Specialist/Co-ordinator

8.30pm: Information of Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Guidelines and Charter training

About LINC

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. You may be aware that settings employing a LINC-qualified INCO are entitled to receive additional capitation as part of the ECCE programme. Further information on LINC is available at www.lincprogramme.ie

Dublin City Childcare Committee are delighted to host a Tutor from the LINC Programme at the information session Leading the Way for Access and Inclusion. 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 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.

Details on the evening presentation to follow.

About Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Guideline and Charter training

The purpose of the new Diversity, Equality and Inclusion Charter and Guidelines for Early Childhood Care and Education are intended to support and guide all those working in the early childhood care and education sector to explore, understand and develop inclusive practices for the benefit of all children and their families.

Topics included in the Equality and Diversity training:

Terminology

Stages of discrimination

Anti- bias goals

Legislation

Reviewing the Early Years environment

Challenging discrimination


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