Content tagged "children with special needs"

Adapting the Child Care Environment for Children with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: October 13, 2015

Many child care providers work with children who have disabilities or special needs. Remember that children with special needs are children first, and have...

Physical Disabilities: Signs of Concern

Child Care Updated: October 13, 2015

Child care providers are in a good position to recognize problems or delays in young children's physical and motor development. As they work with children,...

Child Care for Children with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: October 05, 2015

Child care providers often work with children who have identified special needs. Working with children who have special needs can be very rewarding if you...

Caring for Children with Special Needs from Military Families

Child Care Military Families Updated: October 02, 2015

Being a child care provider means doing your very best to provide excellent care and learning opportunities to young children, including those with...

Ways Child Care Providers Can Prepare for Enrolling a Child with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Starting a new school is a BIG event, and not just for the child! Especially for very young children, starting a new child care program is both exciting and...

Specific Ideas for Child Care Providers to Help Children with Hearing Disabilities

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Remember that children with hearing disabilities are not all alike. Some children may be able to hear a little; others may not have any hearing. Some...

Social and Emotional Disabilities: Signs of Concern

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Child care providers are often the first people to recognize signs of a social or emotional disability, because they have the opportunity to observe a child...

Hearing Disabilities and Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Child care providers are sometimes the first people to notice that a young child has a hearing problem. Some hearing issues may be temporary like an illness;...

Visual Disabilities and Child Care

Child Care Updated: October 01, 2015

Children learn so much from watching and observing the world around them. Good vision helps a child learn how to reach out and touch an object, crawl over to...

Visual Disabilities: Signs of Concern

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

Child care providers may have many opportunities to notice if a child is having trouble seeing.  Children who are having trouble with their vision may not ...

Tips for Child Care Providers to Communicate with Parents Their Concerns about a Child's Development

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

Child care providers are in a unique position to notice if a child is not developing through typical stages or milestones. If there is a possibility that a...

Hearing Disabilities: Signs of Concern

Child Care Updated: September 28, 2015

As a child care provider, you might notice that a child seems to have trouble hearing. The problem may be temporary, or it may continue over time. If you...

Ways Child Care Providers Can Support Siblings of Children with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Child care providers who work with children with special needs may also provide support and care to their siblings. Being the sibling of a child with an...

Social and Emotional Disabilities and Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

As young children grow from infants to toddlers to preschoolers, they learn to interact with other people. Child care providers can play an important role in...

Learning Disabilities and Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 27, 2015

Child care providers who include children with special needs may work closely with a young child who has a learning disability. Learning disabilities are...

Physical Disabilities and Child Care

Child Care Updated: September 26, 2015

Child care providers can play a valuable role in supporting the healthy development and learning of children with physical disabilities. Young children learn...

Learning Disabilities: Signs of Concern

Child Care Updated: September 26, 2015

Child care providers are in a unique position to notice if a child seems to be having a difficult time learning or remembering new skills. Child care...

What Child Care Providers Need to Know about Disability Laws

Child Care Updated: September 24, 2015

Child care providers sometimes receive requests to care for children with a special physical, emotional, or learning need. Before you set policies or make...

Building Portfolios with Children with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: September 17, 2015

Every child is unique. They all have their own strengths and weaknesses, likes and dislikes, hopes and dreams. Parents and child care providers alike should...

Peer Support for Children with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: September 16, 2015

Friendships are important for everyone at all stages of life. Including children with special needs in a child care classroom with typically developing...

Talking with and about Children with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: September 15, 2015

Working with children who have special needs can be rewarding, and including children with special needs in your child care program can help all children...

Specific Ideas for Child Care Providers to Help Children with Learning Disabilities

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Working with children who have learning disabilities can be a challenge for child care providers. Children with learning disabilities generally go the same...

Specific Ideas for Child Care Providers to Help Children with Visual Disabilities

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

The child care setting can be a confusing place for children with visual disabilities. Children who cannot see well are sometimes delayed in developing...

What Do Child Care Providers Need to Know about IEPs and IFSPs?

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

If child care providers have children with special needs in their programs, they may have heard the terms IEP and IFSP.  What do these terms mean, and how do...

Creative Art Activities for Children with Special Needs

Child Care Updated: September 11, 2015

Child care providers often have children with special needs included in their programs. Art activities can be a valuable learning experience for many...

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