Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Inclusive Childhood Environments
As defined in the joint position statement issued by two major ECE professional organizations (NAEYC and DEC), the phrase early childhood inclusion "embodies the values, policies, and practices that support the right of every infant and young child and his or her family, regardless of ability, to participate in a broad range of activities and contexts as full members of families, communities, and society." There was a time when it was customary for young children with disabilities and development delays to be separated or isolated from children with typical or "normal" development characteristics. That is no longer the case. For more information on parent emotions and the inclusive environment, read CCEI's May Newsletter!