The Betterstart Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) is a programme of supports designed to ensure that children with disabilities can access the Early Childhood Care and Education Programme (ECCE) in mainstream pre-school settings.
AIM is a child centred model of supports, involving seven levels of progressive support, moving from the universal to the targeted, based on the needs of the child and the service provider. 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 support based on need and will not require a formal diagnosis of disability.
What supports are provided under AIM?
For further details on the different levels of support available and how to apply for assistance please click: Betterstart Access & Inclusion Model (AIM) and click on this link for Further Information on Access & Inclusion Model for Parents