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Inclusive Early Childhood Programs

12 Clock Hours / 1.2 CEUs

Inclusive Early Childhood Programs

Inclusive Early Childhood Programs Course Description: 

This course applies to children of all ages. 

Learn the many benefits of including children with varying abilities in early childhood programs - both for children with special needs and for everyone else - and ways to integrate children with special needs into the child care community. This course includes accounts of real classroom experiences as well as numerous ideas for creating environments and planning activities that meet the needs of ALL children. See the course topics listed below for more information on what is covered.

Learning Outcomes: After completing Inclusive Early Childhood Programs you will be able to list the benefits of including children of all abilities in early childhood programs; describe real-life examples of teachers and caregivers who found success with inclusive early childhood programs; explain how to help typically-developing children understand their peers’ special needs; and choose appropriate words for referring to various disabilities. Read more.


Course Formats
Course IDCourse FormatCourse LanguageClock HoursTraditional CEUsQuantityTuition 
IEC-13N9 CourseBook English121.2 $50.00
IEC-23N9 Online Course English121.2 $50.00

Please note: You need only ONE of the formats listed above. Choose either  CourseBook OR Online Course format.

Core of Knowledge/Core Competency/Training Category Info Pages: Alabama, Colorado, Idaho, Maryland, Massachusetts, MinnesotaMissouri, New Jersey, New Mexico, New YorkOregon, Vermont, Washington State and Wisconsin

Attention Massachusetts Students: This course is a diverse learner course. For others, click here.

Attention New York Students: Check here for New York specific clock hours for this course.

NAC: The NECPA Commission, Inc. has approved this educational program as meeting the criteria for continuing education for the National Administrator Credential.

Topics Covered in Inclusive Early Childhood Programs:
  • The many benefits of including children with varying abilities in early childhood programs
  • Sources of information regarding inclusive early childhood programs
  • How real-life people have implemented inclusive early childhood programs
  • Preferred words for referring to disabilities
  • Parents' views relating to inclusive early childhood programs
  • Tips for interacting with and supporting parents of children with disabilities
  • Basic laws relating to inclusive early childhood programs
  • Techniques for creating an inclusive early childhood learning environment—indoors and outdoors
Prerequisites: Must be able to fluently read English.

Instructional methodology: 
Read written material; view videos; listen to audio segments.

Assessment methods: Final Lesson Multiple Choice Quizzes and Short Essay Assignments.

Comments on Inclusive Early Childhood Programs:

“As always things were wonderful. Not only do I learn more than I ever have from a class I have to leave home for, I can do this in my home! My children and husband appreciate that as well. The class I just ordered (Inclusive Early Childhood Programs) is incredible. I plan to not only apply it to my daycare, I know it will help with the Sunday school class I teach as well. Thank you for helpful information that we can apply right away.” - Bel Air, Maryland

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Care Courses offers over 60 professional development courses and one non-credit training tutorial on the CDA process. All courses offer clock hours and an official mailed certificate of completion. The CDA tutorial does not offer clock hours or a certificate.

Care Courses' course tuition entitles one person to receive the clock hours granted by a course upon successful completion.  Bundle pricing covers tuition for all the courses included in a bundle.

To receive the CEUs and Clock Hours for a course, you must follow directions on written assignments and show comprehension of the course content. You must make 70% or better on all course quizzes. Less than 70% will result in trainer review and evaluation. If review indicates the need for discussion, you will be informed that you must speak with a trainer. You will be given a second chance to make 70% or better. Should you fail to do so, you will receive a letter indicating that you did not pass the course and may not retake the course for 12 months.

Clock hours and CEUs are documented on original Care Courses certificates of completion mailed through the US Post Office. All course formats receive an original mailed certificate. Once you have completed a course and submitted your answers to us you can expect to receive your certificate within 10 business days (depending on the grading & certificate option you choose).

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