(English and Spanish) The SpecialQuest Multimedia Training Library includes early childhood inclusion training resources. The videos and training sessions support high-quality inclusion of preschoolers (ages 3 to 5) in early care and education settings that are responsive to the priority and concerns of families. The target audiences are early childhood professional development providers, Institutes of Higher Education, family leaders, and policy makers.
The Preschool Inclusion Series videos and training sessions explore several aspects of including preschool-age children who have disabilities in programs and settings with their typically developing peers such as:
- benefits and rationale for inclusion
- stories about the successful inclusion of a child
- what it took for families and service providers to ensure appropriate supports
- practical and concrete strategies for making the Individualized Education Program (IEP) process collaborative and ensuring inclusion, with perspectives of family, service providers, and administrators.
The series includes 4 video programs (English, English open-captioned, Spanish open-captioned), 5 training scripts, and related handouts in English and Spanish. The video programs are:
Preschool Inclusion: Samantha | (2 options)
Participants will use the video Preschool Inclusion: Samantha to identify aspects of successful inclusion. Participants will explore what is necessary to provide collaborative services to preschoolers with disabilities and their families in early care and education environments.
Option 1 | Participants will identify challenges to inclusion and generate strategies that support effective inclusion in their own work.
Option 2 | Participants will use a tool, the Inclusion Planning Checklist, to explore how they and their partners can support the inclusion of preschool-age children who have disabilities in early care and education programs.
(Links updated, September 2016)