ERIC Number: ED336167
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990-Apr
Reference Count: N/A
Meeting the Needs of Young Children with Special Developmental Needs: A Resource Booklet for Charter Development in Early Childhood Settings.
Early Childhood Development Unit, Wellington (New Zealand).
This resource package provides guidelines for use in New Zealand to: (1) help early childhood personnel develop their response to children's special education needs; (2) create confidence among early childhood staff that they are able to cope with children who require special attention; (3) help staff plan for additional resources that may be required; (4) promote the practice of mainstreaming; (5) promote positive discrimination for children with special developmental needs; (6) help early childhood staff gain access to resource people and materials, developmental equipment, aids, funding sources, and specialist consultants; and (7) encourage early childhood personnel to involve and value the support networks for children with special developmental needs and their families. A brief introduction is followed by sections concerning the condition of special developmental need, early childhood charters in New Zealand, environmental design and safety, equipment, funding sources, advice and support, special education service, characteristics of early childhood development units, support agencies, and common myths and practical responses. (RH)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Early Childhood Development Unit, Wellington (New Zealand).
Identifiers: New Zealand
Note: Title also provided in Maori language.