ERIC Number: ED375585
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
All Kids Count: Child Care and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
Doggett, Libby; George, Jill
This guide was developed to inform the child care industry about the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and to familiarize child care providers with the importance and value of including all children in regular child care settings. It offers an overview of the law as well as practical solutions to common problems and advice to ensure success in caring for children with disabilities and complying with Title III of the ADA. Chapter 1 explains the parts of the ADA; defines terms used in the legislation; and outlines how Title III requirements affect day care center enrollment policies, facilities, and day-to-day operations. Chapter 2 discusses steps to take to comply with the ADA and what to do for children with specific types of disabilities. Chapter 3 provides an eight-step process to successful inclusion of children with disabilities in child care programs. Chapter 4 offers vignettes of five preschool-age children who attend day care centers, describing each child's specific disability and accommodations implemented by the child care center. Chapter 5 lists resources, such as assistance programs, books, videos, toll-free telephone information services, federal agencies, and others. An appendix notes how the ADA can be enforced. (JDD)
Descriptors: Accessibility (for Disabled), Civil Rights Legislation, Compliance (Legal), Day Care, Disabilities, Early Childhood Education, Federal Legislation, Guidelines, Social Integration
Arc, P.O. Box 1047, Arlington, TX 76004 (also available in large print, electronic file on computer disk, and audiocassette).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Arc, Arlington, TX.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990