The Minister for Children, Equality, Disability, Integration and Youth announced an increase in funding to support children with disabilities to access State-funded pre-school.
Additional capitation, provided through the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) to enable a lower adult-child ratio, will increase by 14% from September 2022, rising from €210 per week to €240 per week. AIM provides a range of both targeted and universal supports, to enable children with disabilities to participate meaningfully in the ECCE programme. The increase in capitation will enable a continued alignment between AIM funding and wider funding for the ECCE programme, which will be supplemented by a new funding scheme – Core Funding – also from September 2022.
See press release for further information.