Distribution of AIM Inclusive Play packs

  1. Distribution of AIM Inclusive Play commenced on 9th April 2018.

 

  1. Approximately 200 AIM Inclusive Play Packs are being delivered daily to ECCE settings nationwide.

 

  1. ECCE settings are prioritised for distribution where:

 

  • The setting has availed of targeted AIM supports OR
  • An employee in the setting has graduated from the Leadership for Inclusion (LINC) in the Early Years higher education programme 2016/17 and has agreed to take on the role and responsibilities of an Inclusion Coordinator OR
  • An employee in the setting has enrolled in the Leadership for Inclusion (LINC) in the Early Years higher education programme 2017/18 OR
  • At least one employee in the setting has completed the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) training being rolled out by City and County Childcare Committees (CCCs).

 

  1. For ECCE settings with multiple ECCE rooms, a maximum of three AIM Inclusive Play Packs are being distributed initially with remaining AIM Inclusive Play Packs distributed once all settings have received at least one AIM Inclusive Play Pack.

 

  1. It may take up to 8 weeks to complete distribution to all ECCE settings.

 

  1. Distribution is being managed by Learning SPACE.  Please note in relation to issues on receipt of the AIP packs, if any of the items are broken, please take a photo of the broken item and email it along with your DCYA reference number and other contact details directly to info@learningspace.ie.  (Learning SPACE can also be contacted by phone 048 9031 9360).

 

  1. Learning SPACE will notify ECCE settings by email when their AIM Inclusive Play Packs have been dispatched.

 

  1. Resources in AIM Inclusive Play include:
  • All Kinds of Feelings / All Kinds of People Books
  • Audible Ball
  • AIM Early Years ‘My Day’ Fan
  • Creating Sensory Play for Little or No Cost / Hey! Children on the Autism Spectrum Play Too Books
  • Dancing Ribbons
  • Dark Den Cube / Pop Up Den
  • Disc o’ Sit / Movin Sit
  • Emotions Poster
  • Grimms House / Grimms Rainbow
  • Jumbo Tweezers
  • Kinetic Sand
  • Laptop Tray
  • Massage Set
  • Recordable Answer Buzzer
  • Large Timer
  • 5 Mini Timers
  • Sockette Puppet
  • See Me Sensory Ball
  • Sensory Bubble Hourglass
  • Sensory Reflective Blanket
  • Squigz
  • Strobe Bar
  • Tactile Ball
  • Teeter Popper
  • Therapy Putty
  • Time Timer
  • Traffic Light Fan
  • Warmie Weighted Sensory Friend

 

9.   Information is available on the AIM website in relation to the contents of the packs, in both English and Irish.