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; and explain how to help typically-developing children understand their peers’ special needs. Read more.

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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 and write English.

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

Assessment methods: Multiple choice quizzes and written 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

Completion deadline: This training expires 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be successfully completed by their expiration date in order for the student to receive a certificate.
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