Content tagged "inclusive child care"

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...

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...

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

Child Care Updated: October 02, 2015

Working with children who have physical disabilities requires thoughtful planning for child care providers. Children with physical disabilities need...

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...

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...

Specific Ideas for Child Care Providers to Help Children with Social and Emotional Disabilities

Child Care Updated: September 14, 2015

Working with a child who has a social or emotional disability can be challenging in the child care setting. Children with social and emotional disabilities...

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...

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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