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The Whole Child: Healthy, Safe, Supported, Engaged & Challenged The Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child (WSCC) model is the next evolution of the traditional coordinated school health approach. Developed by ASCD and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and launched in spring 2014, the model aims to better align the policies, processes, and practices of education, public health, and school health, and in doing so, improve learning and health. Website
Toilet Training Children with Special Needs This resources highlights the signs of readiness and helpful information/strategies related to some specific special needs. Website
Tourette Syndrome and Young Children This info module provides information on signs and symptoms and strategies for inclusion of children with Tourette syndrome. Info Module
Tracking Services for Infants, Toddlers and their Families To help you in your advocacy for infants and toddlers, this chart summarizes the primary federal programs currently focused on very young children and the roles of federal, state and local governments in those programs. Document
U.S. Department of Education Early Learning Initiative Find the latest information about the U.S. Department of Educations's work in supporting our nation's youngest learners. The web page is designed to include information about key programs, funding opportunities, resources and publications, technical assistance, and interagency work; early learning in the Administration's proposal for reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA); and investments in early learning across Departments. The page includes presentation materials, a webinar, blog posts, and public comments from our Listening and Learning about Early Learning tour. Website
U.S. Department of Justice Disability Rights Section U.S. Department of Justice's information on ADA. Provides status report, regional status report, enforcement, technical assistance program and materials. Website
Understanding and Eliminating Expulsion in Early Childhood Programs This tip sheet increases early educators' awareness of how often pre-K expulsion occurs and identifies the students most often impacted. It addresses the consequences expulsion has on children and their families. Strategies to prevent expulsion and resources to promote further learning are also provided. Document
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 for Young Children As adults, we use visual signs and symbols on a daily basis to help us safely and successfully navigate the world around us. While visual supports are important to adults, they are just as significant to children. One of the important goals of an early care and education professional is to provide an environment that is supportive in which each child, regardless of ability, has an opportunity to grow and learn with his or her peers. In this self-study course participants will explore the use of visual supports for young children. For ten clock hours on your Learning Record, please register and pay online at Develop. Then, complete a 500 word reflection paper and submit this document with your reflectionPlease note: You have access to this document as view only. To enable editing, download the document. Click "file" then "download as" in the upper left-hand corner of this screen. This will give you the option to open the document as a Word doc on your own computer. Then, you can complete the information and email it to: credit@inclusivechildcare.org. *Disregard any directions regarding a final quiz. The only learning assessment needed is the reflection paper. Course