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 examples of inclusive preschool classroom practices for the four defining features of inclusion
- Identify examples of natural and interest-based learning opportunities that might be observed in a preschool classroom
- Given what you have learned in this course, describe the benefits of inclusion for both children and staff