About the Study

Critical components

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

Study Activities

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:

Study Activities graphic

Photos of kids

Timeline

Graphic of timeline

Reference

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).