ERIC Number: ED333633
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: 0
Day Care for All Children: Integrating Children with Special Needs into Community Child Care Settings. A Resource and Consultation Manual.
Gaumer, Nancy; And Others
This manual provides guidance on using the consultation method to help meet the needs of families of children with disabilities in integrated community-based day care settings. The introductory section provides an overview, a statement of philosophy, the history of the day care consultation program in Illinois, and instructions for using the manual. Covered in Section II, on procedures, are: the consultation model and process; communication skills; recruiting caregivers for children with special needs; supporting child care providers; attitudes; placing children with special needs in groups; staff-parent conflicts; the regular vs. special education dilemma; multiple service providers; and strategies for integration. Topics covered in Section III, on families of children with special needs, include the effects of having such a child, day care for children with special needs, day care and family support, choosing and using child care, and siblings of children with special needs. Section IV presents guidelines for developing five workshops on the following topics: (1) identifying children with special needs; (2) introduction to handicapping conditions; (3) communication skills; (4) behavior management; and (5) family involvement. Section V contains separate modules of materials concerned with high risk children and children with hearing, visual, motor, speech/language, cognitive, health, social, emotional, and behavioral needs. Handouts and supplementary materials are also provided. Two glossaries list special needs terms and abbreviations. (DB)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Consultation Programs, Day Care, Day Care Centers, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Family Programs, Handicap Identification, Inservice Education, Mainstreaming, Placement, Program Development, Program Implementation, Regular and Special Education Relationship, Social Integration, Staff Development, Workshops
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Administrators; Parents
Sponsor: Illinois State Dept. of Children and Family Services, Springfield.
Authoring Institution: Developmental Services Center, Champaign, IL.