• DCYA Press Release – Minister Zappone announces up to 1,150 free places on the Leadership for Inclusion in the Early Years (LINC) Higher Education Programme

    Posted on March 5, 2019 by in News Updates

    Tuesday 5th March 2019

    Up to 1,150 free training places are being made available to pre-school practitioners to ensure their pre-school services are inclusive and accessible to children with disabilities, according to the Minister for Children and Youth Affairs, Dr Katherine Zappone.

    Applications opened on 4 March 2019 for the fourth intake onto the Leadership for Inclusion (LINC) higher education programme for pre-school practitioners which will commence this September. The LINC programme is a key initiative under the Access and Inclusion Model (AIM) for pre-school children.

    The LINC programme is funded by the Department of Children and Youth Affairs. It is delivered by a consortium, led by Mary Immaculate College, Limerick and in partnership with Early Childhood Ireland and Maynooth University’s Froebel Department of Primary and Early Childhood Education.

    The application deadline for applying for a place on the LINC programme is Thursday, 4 April 2019 and further information on how to apply can be found on www.lincprogramme.ie.

    Click https://www.dcya.gov.ie/…/05-03-2019-Minister-Zapp…/5185.htm to read full press release.

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