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 eligible 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. It will offer tailored, practical supports based on need and will not require a formal diagnosis of disability.
For further information please see the following link to the AIM website: http://aim.gov.ie/ or contact a Development officer in the Galway Childcare Committee office on 091-752039.