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ERIC Number: ED369593
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Child Care for Young Children with Disabilities.
Morgan, Robert L.; Madsen, Kim
Early intervention can enhance the development of disabled infants and toddlers and reduce long-term education costs to society, but rural communities may be unable to provide coordinated early-intervention services that include quality child care. Barriers to rural service delivery include economic, geographic, and human-capital factors. Although preschool programs may be available, rural families have difficulty finding trained and affordable child care to assist in the carry-over of programming beyond the school environment. A project in rural Dawes County (Nebraska) aims to provide before- and after-school child care services to children aged 2-12 and currently labeled as developmentally disabled. Project strategies include interagency collaboration, use of trained professionals, and inclusion of family caretakers in project development and implementation. Services are provided at Chadron State College's (CSC) child development center, which employs professionals with teaching degrees in child development or human ecology and trained college students. A collaboration plan outlines the responsibilities of school districts, the area social services agency, the regional special-education planning commission, CSC child development center, and CSC education department. (SV)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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Identifiers - Location: Nebraska