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This info module offers an overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act. It discusses the titles and definitions within the ADA and it explains reasonable accommodations in child care settings.
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.
This info module gives a brief overview of data privacy and confidentiality standards. It offers useful information on the classification of data and the conditions in which information can be released, as well as data privacy scenarios and suggestions.
The question of how a child with disabilities is included in an afterschool program is not easy to answer because programs have different obligations and regulations depending on the managing agency. The information in this module will explain the laws that impact afterschool programs and make clearer their varying responsibilities.
Universal design is the design of products and environments to be usable by all people, to the greatest extent possible, without the need for additional adaptation or specialized design. This info module will discuss the philosophy and strategies for universal design and embedded learning.
Language and terminology is ever changing. In order to promote an inclusive society, one must consider what is respectful of people with special needs in their use of language and terminology. This info module promotes an awareness of language and offers guidelines for using terminology.
This info module discusses the funding resources available to support children with disabilities in school-age care programs. The info module focuses on explaining the programs and children who would qualify for special needs levy funding.
Nationwide, there are approximately 5.8 million children reported with disabilities. Child care providers have unique opportunities to help break down barriers and be models to all children by treating children with special needs as children first. This info module will discuss the importance of child first language and the effect that stereotypes can have on people with disabilities.
This infomodule emphasizes the six key factors identified in research that promote successful inclusion in early childhood programs.
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.