ERIC Number: ED160202
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Day Care: Children with Special Needs.
Buhler, Diane; And Others
This collection of 7 bilingual papers on children with special needs is part of a series of papers on various aspects of day care published by the Canadian Department of Health and Welfare. Each paper is presented in both English and French. Paper I is a 2-page description of the nutrition program in a kindergarten for the trainable mentally retarded. Paper II briefly delineates ways in which day care can support and augment other community support services, such as those involving counseling, referral, retraining, and other services for handicapped children. Paper III discusses the use of volunteers as a resource for the special child. Specific kinds of volunteer involvement and the benefits of each are examined. Paper IV focuses on day care as an essential supportive service to the mental health of disadvantaged children. Children's mental health is discussed in relation to family disorganization, maternal deprivation, inadequate substitute care in families with working mothers, and poverty. Potential preventive and assistance facilities of day care services are briefly listed. Paper V describes essential qualities of a good early childhood service; such a service is said to be readily available, approachable, cohesive, individualized, intensive, and relevant. Paper VI examines the role of early intervention with mentally retarded children. Various intervention programs and theoretical models are discussed. Paper VII describes in detail a model for planning and implementing a system of early childhood services in a hypothetical region. (CM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario). National Day Care Information Center.
Note: For related documents, see PS 010 105-108