ERIC Number: ED298736
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Children with Special Needs in Family Day Care Homes: A Handbook of Approaches and Activities for Family Day Care Home Providers.
de la Brosse, Beatrice
Practical information and sample teaching activities for child caregivers who work with young developmentally disabled children in family day care settings are provided in this manual. Each chapter shares a typical experience a caregiver may have with a particular child. Chapter 1 focuses on getting to know a new child, initial expectations, and testing a new environment, with related activities such as following simple directions and learning sounds. Topics covered in chapter 2 include sensitivity to the child's changing needs, developmental stages, sequencing and repeating activities, and creativity, with related activities which include imitating sounds and giving objects. In chapter 3, the how-to's of designing and preparing for activities are described. Activities in chapter 4 (e.g., wheelbarrow walk, Simon Says) accompany a discussion of the meaning of play for children. Chapter 5 focuses on the creation and use of toys and spaces for play, with activities such as pointing to body parts and pushing objects. Discipline and setting limits is addressed in chapter 6, while the final chapter describes ways to include special needs children in group activities. Brief appendices include a summary of major points to remember, glossary of terms, developmental information, and organizational and print resources. (JW)
Descriptors: Child Caregivers, Child Development, Developmental Disabilities, Developmental Stages, Discipline, Early Experience, Family Day Care, Family Environment, Infants, Learning Activities, Mainstreaming, Multicultural Education, Normalization (Handicapped), Play, Preschool Education, Staff Development, Teaching Methods, Young Children
El Centro de Rosemount, 2000 Rosemount Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20010.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC. Handicapped Children's Early Education Program.
Authoring Institution: El Centro de Rosemount, Washington, DC.
Note: For related documents, see EC 210 770-773.