ERIC Number: ED361946
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Right Off the Bat: A Study of Inclusive Child Care in Canada.
Crawford, Cameron; And Others
This study looks at Canadian families' efforts to begin an inclusive life for their children with disabilities--and for society--"right off the bat," in the child care arena. It examines quality child care situations that welcome children with disabilities. It explores needed reform of public policy and programs to build on those successes. Individual chapters specifically address: (1) models of child care most commonly found in Canada, which could be used to provide integrated child care; (2) the legislative and policy context of child care, at the national and provincial levels; (3) public policy and funding; (4) access and responsiveness to families' needs; (5) training and professional development; (6) the disproportionate impact of child care arrangements on mothers of children with disabilities; and (7) family views of quality child care inclusive of children with disabilities, with guiding principles for policy and programs. The study concludes with a challenge to Canada to honor its commitment to promote "the dignity, self-esteem, and participation of children with disabilities." An appendix describes the role of community agencies in making the transition from segregated to inclusive child care. (Contains 117 notes and 85 references.) (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Day Care, Disabilities, Family Involvement, Family Programs, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Foreign Countries, Mainstreaming, Models, Mothers, Normalization (Disabilities), Parent Role, Preschool Education, Public Policy, Social Change, Social Integration, Staff Development, Training
Roeher Institute, Kinsmen Building, York University, 4700 Keele Street, North York, Ontario, Canada, M3J 1P3 ($20).
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of National Health and Welfare, Ottawa (Ontario).
Authoring Institution: G. Allan Roeher Inst., Toronto (Ontario).
Identifiers - Location: Canada