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Young children are being expelled from early care and education programs at an alarming rate. This infomodule explores ways in which early care and education professionals can be proactive in reducing this expulsion rate.
Early care and education professionals may find themselves working with children with physical disabilities and special health care needs. This infomodule provides a glimpse into the basic features of some common physical disabilities and special health care needs. While the needs of each child will depend on the nature of his or her special need, some general strategies for adaptations and accommodations to promote successful inclusion are provided.
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. It discusses the federal and state laws that govern special education and the services available to families.
This info module highlights the IDEA Part C regulations concerning child care and early learning programs as primary referral sources for children birth to three who may have developmental delays or disabilities.
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.