The topic of inclusion has become very popular in early learning. Many preschool programs are moving towards a curriculum that welcomes all children, rather than separating typically developing children from those with disabilities. Inclusion is a big, complex topic with many variables to consider. In this article, we share a few basics to help you start thinking about how to create more inclusivity and equality in your program.
The Elephant in the Playroom is a series of short essays written by parents of children with special needs. The stories help us to better empathize with the challenges that come with raising a child with special needs. If you work in an inclusive classroom, this book is an important read to create deeper, more understanding relationships with parents of the children in your care.