Including Children with Special Needs in Typical Child Care, Preschool, and Kindergarten Programs
EDUC X 321.61
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This online course is designed for early childhood professionals at all levels to create inclusive learning environments for young children with special needs and to comply with legislative requirements of ADA and IDEA.
What you will learn.
- Recognize when a young child requires professional intervention
- Learn what public resources are available to support the child
- Understand ADA and IDEA compliance requirements in caring for and educating young children with special needs
- Prepare yourself to communicate effectively with families about developmental delays
About this course:
For early childhood professionals, this course is designed to assist teachers, caregivers, and directors in better understanding and implementing procedures and policies for inclusion of young children with special needs into typical child care, preschool, and kindergarten programs in compliance with Title III of the ADA and Sections B and H of the IDEA. Learn how to recognize when young children may have special needs that require professional help and what resources are available. Develop an increased understanding of children with special needs and their families and how to interact with them. Understand myths and fears surrounding children with special needs and how to facilitate healthy relationships between these children and their classmates. Applies toward Title 22 Regulations and Title 5 Child Development Permits; elective course for both the Early Childhood Lead Teacher Certificate and/or Early Childhood Administration Certificates.