Inclusion

Welcome Banner

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The perfect welcome for all children and families in your school or center. 18"x30", laminated.

Understanding Early Childhood Mental Health: A Practical Guide for Professionals

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Enhance child outcomes by weaving best practices in mental health into early childhood services. This accessible text from more than a dozen top experts gives early childhood professionals a primer on key issues in infant mental health and research-based guidelines for practice. From Brookes Publishing.

Including All Children: Children With Disabilities in Early Childhood Programs

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A brochure that provides information on the Americans with Disabilities Education Act and the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act as they relate to early childhood programs, plus a list of resources for technical information.

Early Intervention: Natural Environments for Children (DVD)

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Young children with disabilities or special learning needs have a right to learn and grow in the environments where their typically developing peers are found—child care centers and homes, parks, restaurants. This program demonstrates how inclusion benefits all children and families. From the Child Care Collection. 28 min.

A Place for Me: Including Children with Special Needs in Early Care and Education Settings

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Gives teachers and caregivers strong encouragement and practical help to meet the challenges involved in making inclusion work. Chapters include dealing with your feelings; common feelings about persons with special needs; preparing yourself and the physical environment; the child with special needs; regular activities first; assist with integration; encouraging independence; children with typical needs; working with parents; and working with other agencies.

Gives teachers and caregivers strong encouragement and practical help to meet the challenges involved in making inclusion work. Chapters include dealing with your feelings; common feelings about persons with special needs; preparing yourself and the physical environment; the child with special needs; regular activities first; assist with integration; encouraging independence; children with typical needs; working with parents; and working with other agencies.

DEC Recommended Practices Set

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DEC Recommended Practices (#786) is also available as a set with its companion resource DEC Recommended Practices Workbook: Improving Practices for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families.

 

DEC Recommended Practices

DEC Recommended Practices (#786) is also available as a set with its companion resource DEC Recommended Practices Workbook: Improving Practices for Young Children with Special Needs and Their Families.

 

This ready-to-use workbook for assessment, evaluation, and planning can help ensure high-quality services for young children with special needs. From the Division for the Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children.

CARA's Kit for Toddlers: Creating Adaptations for Routines and Activities

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To make sure all toddlers in your early childhood program are participating, learning, and thriving, you need to master the art of choosing and using effective adaptations. Practical solutions are in CARA's Kit: a guidebook and CD-ROM brimming with step-by-step ideas for adapting environments, activities, and materials for children 18 to 36 months.

This guidebook speaks gives practitioners explicit guidance on the six-step process for planning and implementing adaptations and putting them into practice. Learn how to improve toddlers' engagement and participation through adapting the environment, daily schedule, activities for routines, materials, and instructional strategies and requirements. This kit includes a multimedia CD-ROM with everything you need to make adaptations work. From Brookes Publishing. 

Come and Play: Sensory-Integration Strategies for Children With Play Challenges

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Play is necessary for children to learn and developmentally thrive. For this reason, early intervention is vital in addressing and redirecting play challenges that may appear in young children. This book addresses five common play challenges and provides key intervention guidelines and sample play plans for each challenge. These play challenges include children who

  • Roam the playroom
  • Play repetitiously
  • Appear anxious in play
  • Appear detached from their play
  • Are rejected by their peers

Includes sensory integration tips and activities to promote positive and productive play. From Redleaf Press. 

A Place of Our Own: Special Needs (DVD)

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Host Debi Gutierrez leads engaging discussions with parents, caregivers and child care experts about caring for children with special needs. Topics include recognizing and understanding special needs, speech and language delays, hearing and visual impairments, and autism. 97 min. From KCET. 

DEC Recommended Practices Toolkit: Interactive Tools to Improve Practices for YC with Special Needs and Their Families (CD)

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A great resource to accompany the Guide and Workbook! This CD includes four toolkits: embedded instruction, systematic teaching strategies, teaching early communication skills, and monitoring children's learning. Each toolkit consists of a self-paced tutorial in which you will learn more about the practices by watching video clips, taking self-tests, exploring resources, and more. From the Division for the Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children. 

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