This book is the updated edition of ""Child Care and the ADA: A Handbook for Inclusive Programs"" (Brookes, 1995). Designed for educators and administrators in private child care settings, this book discusses legal issues surrounding inclusive programs and the types of children with special needs currently being served. The text presents strategies and checklists to help staff and families learn about inclusive practices and approaches to making an early care and education facility accessible to all children.New to this edition are updates in legislation, the current status of childcare, and new data on case laws. The book is laid out in 3 sections: an overview of the legislation; administrative issues; and, information for teachers and parents.
Karren Ikeda Wood is Training Specialist, Southwest Human Development, Arizona. Victoria Youcha is Director, Court Teams for Maltreated Infants and Toddlers Project, ZERO TO THREE, Washington, D.C.
Disability Laws and Early Care and Education Programs; Introduction; Disability Laws Affecting the Presence of Children in Early Care and Education Programs; The Americans with Disabilities Act: Early Care and Education Programs as a Public Accommodation; Administrative Issues; Addressing Staff and Family Concerns about Admitting Children with Disabilities; Collaborating with Special Education Service Providers; Working with Families; Talking With Children About Disabilities; Promoting Positive Behavior; Addressing Health Issues; Resources: Information about the ADA and Disabilities.