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Disability and Inclusion Program

Support to enable children with disability and additional needs to participate in community-based preschool education

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The Disability and Inclusion Program (DIP) provides funding and support to enable children with disability and additional needs in community preschools to participate in a quality early childhood education program on the same basis as their peers.

In addition to the Sector Capacity Building Program, there are three other program components of the Disability and Inclusion Program:

  • High Learning Support Needs funding.
    • Funding for children with high learning support needs is provided to develop and deliver a child’s Individual Learning Plan (ILP). The aim of the ILP is to support a child’s specific learning requirements to enable them to participate in the educational program on the same basis as their peers. For professional learning about developing ILPs you can access our webinar recording here. You can also download a template to help you develop and implement high quality ILPs that link to the ELYF outcomes.
  • Minor Capital Works funding.
    • Funding is available for minor capital works (including minor modifications and specialised equipment/furniture) that is an essential requirement to enable children with disability to participate in the educational program on the same basis as their peers.

HLSN Funding Cut-off Date Extended

Applications for High Learning Needs Support Needs (HLSN) and Minor Capital Works funding for Quarter 2, 2022 can now be submitted until Friday 11th of March through ECCMS.

Disability and Inclusion Program guidelines can be found HERE

For any support with applications, contact your KU Preschool Inclusion Consultant.

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