Relationship-based, inclusive practices strengthen every child, not just those with assessed special needs. Learn what relationship-based inclusion is; the classroom practices that support behavioral, emotional, social, and learning challenges; how to partner with families; the challenges and rewards of an inclusive program; and the details on what makes a relationship-based inclusive program possible. Written by a team of professionals who are known for their successful work using this model, Including One, Including All contains blueprints for organizing the important work with children and their families and addresses the challenges and rewards of inclusion in early childhood classrooms, and chronicles the experiences of two children with special needs in early childhood settings. Softbound, 264 pgs.
Todd Wanerman has been a preschool teacher and administrator for over 20 years. He has led workshops on inclusion and other aspects of early childhood education around the country. He is pursuing a master's of arts degree in early childhood education at San Francisco State University. Leslie Roffman is cofounder and director of The Little School, where she became interested in relationship-based education and inclusion. She has presented at conferences and workshops across the country, produced a training film for early childhood educators, and was recognized by Support for Families of Children with Disabilities for her contributions to the field. Cassandra Britton has been the program director and full inclusion coordinator at The Little School for over 15 years. She has consulted with numerous schools and individuals about using sensory diets and relationship-based approaches for children with special needs. She holds a bachelor's of science in human development and family studies from Cornell University.