Inclusion of children with disabilities in child care has three critical components1:
- Access to a wide range of child care settings and to the learning opportunities in those settings
- Full participation of children with disabilities with their peers in learning activities
- Availability of supports that children and organizations need to enable the inclusion of all children
SRI Education and the California Department of Education (CDE) will conduct 4 key activities to learn about how we can improve the inclusion of children with disabilities in subsidized child care in our state:
1Division for Early Childhood & National Association for the Education of Young Children (2009). Early childhood inclusion: A Joint Position Statement of the Division of Early Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).