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ERIC Number: EJ883580
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1068-6177
Individualizing Instruction in Preschool Classrooms
Boat, Mary B.; Dinnebeil, Laurie A.; Bae, Youlmi
Dimensions of Early Childhood, v38 n1 p3-11 Win 2010
Increasing numbers of young children with diagnosed disabilities and unique learning needs are enrolled in early childhood programs. If early childhood inclusion is to be a successful educational approach, it is imperative that all early childhood teachers understand and are able to provide individualized instruction to young children with special needs. This article describes teaching techniques that preschool teachers can use to support the learning needs of all children with whom they work, including young children with disabilities and special needs. The authors discuss the process of individualizing instruction, which consists of four primary steps: (1) get to know each child's interests, needs, and abilities; (2) create opportunities for learning that build on children's interests; (3) scaffold children's learning through supportive interactions; and (4) monitor children's progress toward achieving important goals. (Contains 3 tables.)
Southern Early Childhood Association. P.O. Box 55930, Little Rock, AR 72215. Tel: 800-305-7322; Fax: 501-227-5297; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Preschool Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A