Filled with tips, tools, and strategies, this book is the comprehensive, practical toolbox preschool administrators need to implement early childhood inclusion through systems-level change.Inclusion is clearly linked with better outcomes for young children - but recent reports from the US Department of Education show the practice has grown by just 5% over the past 27 years. This is the how-to book preschool administrators, school leaders, and child care directors need to step up the progress of early childhood inclusion through big-picture, systems-level change. Shaped by feedback from a nationwide survey of IDEA Part B Coordinators who shared their real-life inclusion challenges, this is your comprehensive toolbox of problem-solving tips, evidence-based practices, and practical checklists and handouts. You'll learn how to overcome the challenges to a high-quality inclusive program, and you'll create a solid action plan for building and maintaining a successful program where all children learn and grow.
GET THE TOOLS YOU NEED TO:* solve common challenges to inclusion through new policies and procedures* establish a strong inclusion team to make collaborative decisions* implement an action plan for inclusion - and measure its effects* increase access, participation, and supports for children with disabilities* help teachers use evidence-based practices like RTI and differentiated instruction* develop effective teacher professional development practices* make sound decisions about placement for each individual child PRACTICAL MATERIALS: Reproducible planning forms and tools (see sidebar); more than 100 PowerPoint slides (available online) to help structure professional development events; tips and lessons from effective school reform efforts across the country; application and reflection questions for independent study and coursework.With helpful forms and tools:* Inclusion Self-Checklist* Checklist of Steps to Preschool Inclusion* Action Plan Template and Sample* Public Policy 101 Handout* Menu of Preschool Inclusion Policy and Procedure Solutions* Coaching Performance-Based Feedback Form* Placement Consideration Planning Form for Preschool Inclusion* and more!
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