In advance of the opening of applications for the LINC course this March, a tutor from the Leadership for INClusion in the Early Years programme will be hosting an information session in association with Westmeath County Childcare Committee. This information session will take place in Westmeath County Childcare Committee, Old Mullingar Area Office, Mount Street, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath on the 26th of February at 6.30 pm. LINC is a free (fully funded) higher education blended-learning programme designed for early years teachers, to promote the inclusion of children with additional needs.
After completing the programme, graduates will carry out the role of Inclusion Coordinator and will also meet the educational requirement for room leader status. Once a qualified graduate is working within an early years setting as the INclusion COordinator, the setting will be entitled to an extra capitation payment of €2 per ECCE/CCS/TEC qualified child. Further information about the programme can be found by visiting the LINC programme website www.lincprogramme.ie.
The information session will cover topics such as; the programme overview& structure, eligibility, the online application process, using the online learning platformand feedback from previous participants. If you have any questions in relation to this year's programme, starting in September, please come along to this information session and a member of the LINC team will be happy to help.