Collaborating for Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood - Individualizing for Meaningful Inclusion
Monday October 01, 2018
Wednesday October 31, 2018
The framework for Individualizing for Meaningful Inclusion is CARA's Kit: Creating Adaptations for Routines and Activities. Participants will be provided with information, tools, and resources to guide them through the process of making adaptations to the classroom environment, and routines and/or activities that support individuals or groups of children who are experiencing challenges. Participants will conduct assessments, prioritize needs, and implement adaptations in the early childhood environment that support the full inclusion of a child and/or children in their care. Guidance for working with both toddlers and preschool-age children is provided. As participants explore various classroom situations, they will find them linked to Pennsylvania's Early Learning Standards for Toddlers and Pre-Kindergarten.
The learner will be able to:
- Conduct observations and interviews as part of an assessment process
- Use assessment tools to identify and prioritize needs
- Employ a least to most intrusive approach when selecting adaptations
- Develop, implement and monitor adaptations
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.