Content tagged "disabilities"

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...

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...

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: 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 ...

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...

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 Is Inclusive Child Care?

Child Care Updated: September 08, 2015

In the field of early childhood education, inclusion describes the practice of including children with disabilities in a child care setting with typically...

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