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, the California Department of Social Services (CDSS), 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).