This course provides information on caring for children with special needs in typical child care settings. The training helps increase the knowledge and comfort level of participants to enhance their ability to care for young children with disabilities in early childhood environments. It will discuss adaptations and modifications that will assist all children to participate in activities. The course will provide 3 contact hours. This 3-hour training will meet the inclusion training requirement for all classroom staff within a Gold Circle of Quality program. NOTE: This 3-hour training does NOT meet the 6-hour special needs training requirement stated in DCFS licensing regulations. Please see the Welcoming Each and Every Child (7.5 hour) course under DCFS Licensing Required Courses. 

Contact Hours: 3 hours     Gateways Content Areas: IRE (3 hours)     CDA Content Areas: 8 (3 hours)