Supporting Infants and Toddlers with Disabilities in Child Care Settings: How Collaboration Supports Inclusion | Webinar
Thu, May 17 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Sponsor: Division for Early Childhood
Presenters: Jenna Weglarz-Ward, PhD
Cost: $25 for DEC Members ; $35 for Non-Members
Infants and toddlers with disabilities are often enrolled in center or home based child care programs as their parents seek out employment, education, or respite. Therefore, IDEA Part C early intervention (EI) services are commonly delivered within these natural environments. However, meaningfully including very young children in child care settings and effectively collaborating with child care providers is challenging. Collaboration must be intentional and based respectful relationships among team members. In addition to reviewing the basic concepts of collaboration, this Learning Deck will provide strategies for EI providers, child care providers, and family members to implement DEC Recommended Practices of Teaming and Collaboration, specifically TC 1-3, by discussing common barriers and potential solutions to supporting infants and toddlers with disabilities in child care settings. Strategies and resources to accomplish each practice will include ideas for individuals, programs, and states.