All children deserve and have a legal right to a quality education, regardless of ability. As a result, inclusion in early childhood has become a very popular topic among early childhood professionals and families of young children.
The term inclusion is more than a specific set of strategies or placement issues. Inclusion embraces the idea of providing all children with a sense of belonging in your classroom. This one hour course will assist learners in developing an understanding of the term inclusion as it relates to early childhood education.
Course Learning Objectives:
After completing this course, you will be able to:
- Identify the laws that affect inclusive education.
- Define inclusion for all children and list the defining features of inclusion.
- Define natural learning opportunities and interest-based learning opportunities in inclusive settings.
- Recognize the benefits of inclusion to children, teachers, and families.