This course is designed to provide an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, specifically the provisions related to child care. In addition, participants will learn the benefits of inclusion, how to communicate with families, and how to develop an inclusive practices policy for their program. The course will also provide multiple resources should providers need assistance including a child with a disability in their program.
The target audience for this course is child care owners, directors, and teachers.
2 hours Professional Development
Course Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Recognize the connection between the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the civil rights of people with disabilities
- Recognize the provisions of ADA related to child care
- Recognize early childhood inclusion and the benefits of inclusion
- Discuss South Carolina licensing regulations and ABC Quality Standards related to serving children with disabilities
- Recognize how to create an inclusive practices policy statement and steps for enrolling children with disabilities
- Identify best practices for communicating with families and enrolling children with disabilities in child care programs
- Recognize evidence-based practices for supporting inclusion
- List resources available to support the civil rights of people with disabilities
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