ERIC Number: ED418804
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Finding an Appropriate Preschool for Your Child with Special Needs = Como Encontrar un Programa Pre-escolar para su nino con desabilidades.
Bernstein, Sandra; Wonderlick, Mary; Madden, Drina
This booklet, with English and Spanish versions, provides a step-by-step procedure to help families find an appropriate preschool program in the community for their child with disabilities. The booklet lists six steps for locating a program: (1) decide what kind of program is wanted for the child; (2) complete included form outlining child's needs at school; (3) consult the local child care resource and referral service; (4) determine if the center is state licensed; (5) determine if the center is accredited; and (6) visit the centers to be considered. Included in the booklet are three copies of a daycare checklist to guide parents in asking questions of the child care center staff and an observation summary sheet to record the parents' observations at the child care center. The major areas covered on the daycare checklist are staff experience and qualifications, types of children's activities, parent-caregiver/teacher relationship, the indoor and outdoor child environment, and auxiliary services and programs. Areas detailed on the observation record sheet include contact information for the center, daily hours and schedule, transportation, parents' impressions, and cooperation with other services received. (KB)
Descriptors: Check Lists, Day Care, Disabilities, Evaluation Criteria, Mainstreaming, Parent Materials, Preschool Children, Preschool Education, Special Needs Students
Chicago Metropolitan Association for the Education of Young Children, 410 South Michigan Avenue, Suite 525, Chicago, IL 60605; phone: 708-448-7995, 708-848-4731 ($1.50; discount on 10 or more copies).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Chicago Metropolitan Association for the Education of Young Children, IL.