ERIC Number: ED268728
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: 0
Generic Preschool in the Community: Step by Step Inclusion of Children with Special Needs.
Gil, Linda L.; Wend, KarenSue
The paper draws on the experiences of a mainstreamed early education program to consider ways that preschool programs can make themselves accessible to families with handicapped children. The importance of clearly stated program intent is stressed along with accurate staff perceptions of handicapping conditions. Ten steps are then offered: (1) describing what the program offers; (2) determining what the parents need; (3) restating program services; (4) matching family needs and available services; (5) negotiating; (6) deciding on services; (7) confirming and following through on agreements; (8) preparing staff and children; (9) examining the classroom environment for needed modifications; and (10) providing ongoing support. (CL)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwest Center Child Development Program, Seattle, WA.
Note: For related documents, see EC 182 330-333.