Collaborating for Inclusive Practices - Working Together
Monday October 01, 2018
Wednesday October 31, 2018
Working Together provides the framework for successful collaboration to provide quality inclusive opportunities for every child. Included segments of this course are: a guided self-reflection about collaboration with colleagues and others working in the early childhood setting; the defining features of inclusion, access, participation and supports, a comparison of how laws, regulations, policies and guidance related to inclusive practices are similar and different across Pennsylvania early childhood programs; and exploration of the perspectives and use of disability language.
The learner will be able to:
- discuss why collaboration with partners is necessary for the success of every child.
- describe why access, participation and supports are important to fully include children in programs and activities in their lives.
- discuss federal and state laws that support inclusion for all children.
- describe the difference between “People First Language” and “Identity First Language” and how they are used to support inclusion.
Classroom teachers, early intervention staff and others working in early childhood settings across Pennsylvania programs including Head Start, Early Head Start, Pre-K Counts, Child Care, private nursery schools and Early Intervention.