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ERIC Number: EJ868577
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Dec
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0046-9157
Celebrating Inclusivity at the Preschool Level: Early Intervention Success at St. Louis's Childgarden Child Care Center
Ebsworth-Goold, Erika
Exceptional Parent, v39 n12 p26, 28-29 Dec 2009
This article features Childgarden Child Development Center, located in the heart of St. Louis. It's a cheery, bright place with colorful self-portraits by pintsized Picassos hanging from every wall. More than 120 children aged six weeks to eight years old gather at Childgarden each day to learn all about themselves and the world around them. In many ways, it looks like a typical child care center. But Childgarden is a rarity in the field: a completely inclusive center. Thirty percent of the children who attend Childgarden have some sort of developmental delay. Their diagnoses run the gamut from Down syndrome to autism spectrum disorders to cerebral palsy. There is no segregating the special-needs students. They attend class with their typically-developing peers and receive a variety of early intervention therapies on site.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Preschool Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Missouri