Duration: 2 hours
Accreditation Standards: 1, 2, 3 and 4
Early learning and childcare programs are often challenged by the many complex and diverse needs of children and families. All children are unique, yet have much in common. This makes it imperative for ELCC educators to adopt and follow a philosophy of inclusion that includes Designing services around children and their families, rather than fitting them into existing services.
Workshop participants will examine their core values and reflect on their current inclusionary philosophy and practices. They will explore strategies for including all children and establishing a good foundation. Facilitators will guide participants through activities that will allow them to identify with their own ethical responsibilities and help them overcome barriers to inclusion.