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Understanding Special Needs Rates for the Child Care Assistance Program in Minnesota This info module describes the criteria and process to requesting the Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP) special needs rate in Minnesota. Info Module
Understanding Special Needs Rates of the Child Care Assistance Program The 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 tip sheet provides a description of the Child Care Assistance Program's Special Needs Rate and the process to request. Tipsheet
Using Children's Literature to Learn about Disabilities Joan Blaska's book "Using Children's Literature to Learn about Disablities and Illness," 2nd edition is an invaluable resource for parents and educators. A must read for individuals wanting to help children learn about disabilites and illnesses through young children's literature. Website
Using Visual Supports in Early Childhood Programs (Part 1) In this two part series on effective use of  visual supports, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel discuss the importance of using visuals when creating a positive social emotional and cognitive learning environment for young children. Examples and strategies for introducing and implementing a visual schedule and other visual supports in the early childhood setting are given. Podcast
Using Visual Supports in Early Childhood Programs (Part 2) In part 2 of this series on effective use of  visual supports in the child care setting, Cindy Croft and Priscilla Weigel share simple ways to develop and use visual supports for infants and toddlers. They discuss the way these tools support language and learning for our youngest children.   Podcast
Voluntary Guidelines for Managing Food Allergies in Schools and Early Care and Education Programs: Frequently Asked Questions Frequently asked questions about the management of food allergies in educational programs. Document
What is Autism? This info module examines key characteristics of Autism Spectrum Disorder and strategies for successful inclusion in early care and education programs. Info Module
What is the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? How the Americans with Disabilities Act applies to early care and education programs. Tipsheet
Who is Caring for Latino Children? Who is Caring for Latino Children? Source: National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families The National Research Center on Hispanic Children & Families released this brief last month (July 2018) that provides the first national portrayal of the early care and education (ECE) workforce serving a large share of Latino families. The brief examines the qualifications, values, and diversity of these teachers and caregivers, and discusses how educational opportunities for this workforce will increase children's access to high quality ECE.  Website
Why Don't They Like Me? A Look at Bullying This info module explores the basics of bullying behavior and provides practical tips for prevention and intervention. Info Module