ERIC Number: ED406819
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Mar-6
Reference Count: N/A
Passages to Inclusion: Creating Systems of Care for All Children. Monograph for State, Territorial and Tribal Child Care Administrators.
Trans-Management Systems, Inc.; National Child Care Information Center, Vienna, VA.
This monograph presents a synthesis of the solutions and strategies generated during a June 1995 national forum of state, territorial, and tribal child care administrators on the inclusion of children with disabilities in community-based child care settings. The monograph is organized into sections focused on the five major issue areas discussed at the forum. These are: (1) staffing; (2) facilities and environments; (3) administration of inclusive practices; (4) financing; and (5) community resources. Each section discusses the key issue areas, offers recommendations, and suggests specific strategies. Program examples are also included. Extensive appendices provide descriptions of programs used as examples in the report, a summary of relevant federal legislation, descriptions of major projects conducted by the Administration on Developmental Disabilities, sources of technical assistance from the Child Care Bureau, a position statement on inclusion from the Division for Early Childhood of the Council for Exceptional Children, several article reprints, a listing of national organizations with resources for inclusive child care, and the forum agenda and participant list. (Contains 42 references.) (DB)
Descriptors: Change Strategies, Community Programs, Community Resources, Day Care, Disabilities, Educational Environment, Educational Facilities, Federal Aid, Federal Legislation, Financial Support, Inclusive Schools, Mainstreaming, Personnel Selection, Preschool Education, Program Administration, Program Costs, Social Integration, Technical Assistance
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings; Information Analyses; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Administration for Children, Youth, and Families (DHHS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Trans-Management Systems, Inc.; National Child Care Information Center, Vienna, VA.
Note: Synthesis of solutions and strategies generated during a Leadership Forum (Washington, DC, June 27, 1995).