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Care Courses offers distance-learning courses for child care providers and parents. Use our childcare professional development clock hours for most US States continuing education inservice requirements and registries, for CDA Certification (Child Development Associate Credential), for CDA Renewal and for NAC Renewal. All our professional development courses give both Clock Hours and IACET CEUs.

Our informative child care training programs can be completed anywhere and at any time. Study at home, at the park, or wherever is most convenient for you. Our friendly, knowledgeable instructors offer unlimited free student support by phone or email, and are always happy to help!

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Learning Outcomes for Inclusive Early Childhood Programs

Lesson 1: Why Inclusion?

After completing Lesson 1, 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.
  • choose appropriate words for referring to various disabilities.

Lesson 2: Parents, Staff, and Special Services 

After completing Lesson 2, you will be able to:

  • identify ways of showing sensitivity to the parents of children with special needs
  • explain how administrators of early childhood programs can support teachers who work with children with special needs
  • list the benefits of including staff with disabilities in early childhood programs
  • identify key regulations and terminology relating to inclusive early childhood programs

Lesson 3: Creating an Inclusive Environment 

After completing Lesson 3, you will be able to:

  • identify the elements of an accessible environment
  • explain the role children’s environments play in their success 
  • choose strategies for helping children feel secure and build skills. 
  • explain the importance of accessibility both indoors and outdoors

Lesson 4: Adapting Activities to Children’s Special Needs 

After completing Lesson 4, you will be able to:

  • describe the importance of play in the development of all children.
  • explain how to adapt activities and materials to children’s individual needs.
  • explain how to create inclusive movement, music, dramatics, and art experiences.
  • list the benefits of sign language for children with and without disabilities.

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