Inclusion - Early Childhood

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(2016, February) | Useful to Parent Centers involved in discussions and decision-making groups focused on preschool inclusion. This webinar focuses on: an overview of the 40 years of research supporting early childhood inclusion; a review of myths surrounding the children, adults, and systems that support inclusion; and a review of common features across the inclusion […]

(2016) | Useful to Parent Centers working with families of young children who are exhibiting challenging behaviors. In this 59-minute webinar, Dr. Tweety Yates discusses possible causes of young children’s challenging behaviors and some effective strategies for supporting these children. The webinar is available from the webpage of the Community of Practice for Preschool Development Grants. […]

(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 […]

(2015, September) | Useful to Parent Centers in advocating for inclusion of children with disabilities in high-quality early childhood programs. The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services issued a joint policy statement urging early learning programs to include children with disabilities. The guidance sets a vision for action that recommends states, districts, schools, and public and […]

This 7-page brief from the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) discusses basic principles in making an early childhood program ready for inclusion of young children with disabilities. The brief includes a preschool and kindergarten inclusion readiness checklist. (posted February 5, 2014) http://www.naeyc.org/files/yc/file/200903/BTJWatson.pdf

Links updated, March 2016 A legacy resource from NICHCY Looking for information, resources, and technical assistance (TA) to help you and others support children with disabilities in their least restrictive environment in school? Here’s a starter list of places to look online. These will surely lead you to more. ________________________ Quick-jump links Reflecting on the […]