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Childhood is often seen as a happy-go-lucky time with no worries or cares. However, the reality is that children experience times of stress and upheaval that leave them feeling anxious and unsure. Because of this, children need a sense of safety and security from their primary caregivers. Some children will be more anxious than other children and for varying reasons. All children need consistency and nurturance from the people close to them in order to feel secure in an often insecure world. Some level of anxiety is a normal part of growing up for most children.
This info module gives an overview of Early Childhood Special Education in Minnesota, the federal and state laws that govern Special Education, and the services available to families.
All children have unique sensory preferences and sometimes these preferences can interfere with learning, social growth, and may result in challenging behavior. Part one of this info module will give a brief overview of sensory processing and preferences in children.
All children have unique sensory preferences and sometimes these preferences can interfere with learning, social growth, and may result in challenging behavior. Part two of this info module will provide specific strategies for promoting sensory activities and interventions for children with sensory processing disorder.
A Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) special needs rate is available for children with special needs in Minnesota who receive CCAP and meet designated criteria. This info module describes the necessary criteria and process of requesting the special needs rate.