ERIC Number: ED471952
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
The Enterprise Zone-Preschool Inclusion Project: A Training and Resource Manual for Inclusion in Childcare. Book 1: Curriculum [and] Book 2: Technical Assistance [and] Book 3: Mentoring Components [and] Book 4: Findings and Accomplishments.
The Enterprise Zone-Preschool Inclusion Project (EZ-PIP) was a four-year demonstration project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of Special Education Programs. The purpose of the project was to expand, implement, evaluate and disseminate a model program designed to promote the inclusion of young children with disabilities into early childcare programs in economically depressed areas of a major metropolitan city. The model included three components, which are detailed in this manual: training; technical assistance by special instruction consultants; and mentoring. Book 1 of the manual consists of the curriculum used to train childcare staff regarding children with disabilities and how to include these children successfully in their childcare settings. Book 2 describes the technical assistance component of the project and includes a description of the role of the special instruction consultant, sample case studies, lists of concerns and strategies, a copy of the Children Medical Services (CMS)/Special Instruction Consultant Standards, and a technical assistance resource manual. Book 3 describes the mentoring component of the project and includes a sample mentor application package and a mentoring training program. Book 4 presents the findings and accomplishments of the project. (SG)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Reference Materials - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mailman Center for Child Development, Miami, FL.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act