ERIC Number: ED063727
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
Reference Count: 0
Day Care: Serving Children with Special Needs.
Granato, Sam; Krone, Elizabeth
Intended as a guidebook for directors and staff of day care programs who are involved directly or indirectly in integrating exceptional children into programs with normal children, the manual offers numerous practical guidelines. The introduction offers brief suggestions on identifying the exceptional child and his special needs. The first chapter then examines staff in the program, staff needs, staff training, and staff resources. Discussion of parents in the program in the second chapter covers topics of communicating with parents, questions parents ask, parents of special children, and communication between parents. General guidelines for the program presented in the third chapter include a good program for all children, getting to know each other, promoting good feelings among children, guiding behavior, a structured or unstructured program, activities of the day care day, difficult times of the day care day, evaluation of staff jobs, and follow-through when the child leaves. The last chapter surveys ways of helping a range of exceptional children who are visually, aurally, or physically handicapped, mentally retarded, learning disabled, or emotionally disturbed. Appended is a listing of community and funding resources. (CB)
Descriptors: Day Care Centers, Educational Needs, Educational Programs, Exceptional Child Education, Guidelines, Handicapped Children, Identification, Parent Role, Personnel, School Desegregation, Staff Role
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 ($0.75)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Office of Child Development (DHEW), Washington, DC.