Summer Inclusion Course

January 23, 2019

The South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative is pleased to announce that we will be offering a scholarship for a 3-hour Summer Graduate course entitled “Introduction to Inclusive Practices for Young Children with Disabilities.” This special course is designed specifically for individuals in the early care and education system who provide oversight and/or training and technical assistance to child care programs in South Carolina (e.g., licensing staff, ABC quality staff, certified trainers and TAPs with SC CCCCD).

Students participating in this experience will earn 3 graduate credit hours upon successful completion of course requirements. This course will introduce students to the concept of inclusion in early childhood settings and will provide research-supported strategies that support children with disabilities/developmental delays in general education settings.

Course Goals:

  1. To provide awareness of supports and services available for young children with disabilities and their families.
  2. To introduce a definition for early childhood inclusion and policies that support inclusion in early childhood settings.
  3. To introduce recommended strategies and practices in early intervention and early childhood special education

With the needs of working professionals in mind, this 4-week course will be offered in a hybrid format including online learning modules which can be completed in the comfort of your home as well as  weekly face-to-face meetings in Columbia at McWaters (104 Shop Rd. Columbia, SC 29201) to occur on Fridays from 9:30-3:30. During each face-to-face meeting students will be provided opportunities to learn from and interact with national experts in the field of early childhood special education.

Course dates:  May 27, 2019-June 21, 2019

Face-to-face Meeting dates: 5/31/19; 6/7/19; 6/14/19; 6/21/19

The scholarship, funded by the SC DSS Division of Early Care and Education, will cover the cost of tuition for the course. If you are interested in this incredible opportunity direct your web browser to https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/inclcourse2019 to complete the online scholarship application. Scholarship applications are due on April 1, 2019. Applicants will be notified, via email, of acceptance no later than April 16, 2019. We have a limited number of scholarships available, please apply early to secure your seat in the course. Priority will be given to individuals in the child care system who provide oversight and/or training and technical assistance to child care programs in South Carolina (e.g., licensing staff, ABC quality staff, certified trainers and TAPs with SC CCCCD)

Please contact Dr. Heather Googe at googe@email.sc.edu with questions. Completed applications should be submitted via survey monkey at this link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/inclcourse2019