South Carolina Child Care Inclusion Collaborative

Online Resource Guide

Accommodations and Modifications
Fact Sheet

Americans with Disabilities Act is Good News for Child Care!

Child Care Plus. (2000). Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is good news for child care! Retrieved from

This tip sheet describes ways to adapt and enhance a program to meet individual child needs

Physical Development
Fact Sheet

I Don't Have an Accessible Playground-Or Do I?

Child Care Plus. (2009). I don’t have an accessible playground-or do I? Retrieved from

This tip sheet describes ways to inexpensively adapt or modify a playground to meet individual child needs

Health and Safety
Fact Sheet

Health and Safety: A Commitment

Child Care Plus. (2010). Health and safety: A commitment. Retrieved from

This tip sheet describes the importance of having clear and consistent health and safety policies that benefit all children in care.

Physical Development
Fact Sheet

The Balancing Act: Positioning Children with Motor Impairments

Child Care Plus. (1993). The balancing act: Positioning children with motor impairments. Retrieved from

This newsletter discusses issues related to positioning children with motor disabilities for maximum participation.

Fact Sheet

Playing It Safe

Child Care Plus. (1994). Playing it safe. Retrieved from

This newsletter discusses the need to ensure the safety of all children in child care.



CONNECT Module 5: Assistive Technology

CONNECT. (n.d.). Module 5: Assistive technology. Retrieved from

This module describes assistive technology interventions to promote children’s access to and participation in inclusive settings

Creative Arts
Fact Sheet

Creating Art Experiences for Children with Special Needs

Crayola. (2007). Creative art experiences for children with special needs. Retrieved from

This guide provides ideas to help children with special needs have access to creative art experiences

Creative Arts
Instructional Material

ArtExpress Curriculum

Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education. (2002). ArtExpress curriculum. Retrieved from

This website offers information on a comprehensive expressive arts curriculum for young children with disabilities, including chapter overviews and sample lesson plans for Drawing to Music, Drawing with Crayons, and The Three Little Pigs.

Creative Arts
Journal Article

Art Therapy as an Intervention for Autism

Emery, M. (2004). Art therapy as an intervention for autism. Art Therapy, 21(3), 143-147, doi: 10.1080/07421656.2004.10129500

This article presents the art therapy treatment of a 6-year old boy diagnosed with autism.

Creative Arts
Instructional Material

Let Your Style Take Shape

The Kennedy Center. (2004). Let your style take shape. Retrieved from

This educational kit provides ways to make inclusive environments that creatively explore the integration of the arts and math

Cultural Diversity
Position Statement

NAEYC: Where We Stand On Responding to Linguistic and Cultural Diversity

National Association for the Education of Young Children. (2009). Where we stand on responding to linguistic and cultural diversity. Retrieved from

This position statement focuses on ways to create a welcoming environment for diverse families

Cultural Diversity
Instructional Material

Multicultural Education in Early Childhood Classrooms

Vold, E. B. (1992). Multicultural education in early childhood classrooms. West Haven, CT: NEA Early Childhood Education Series. Retrieved from

This document provides a rationale for multicultural education and includes activities and strategies for teaching preschool and primary-age children from a multicultural perspective.

Cultural Diversity
Instructional Material

Multicultural Booklists: Collections by Recommended Grade Level

Reading is Fundamental. (n.d.). RIF's multicultural booklists: Collections by recommended grade level. Retrieved from

This website provides a list of multicultural books to include in a classroom libraries by age group.

Cultural Diversity
Instructional Material

Multicultural Activities

TRAIN Educational and Community Services. (n.d.). Multicultural activities. Retrieved from

This website provides a list of multicultural games to play with young children.

Cultural Diversity

How Can I Plan Inclusive Holiday Celebrations?

Anti-Defamation League. (2006). How can I plan inclusive holiday celebrations? Retrieved from

This article gives tips on how to plan inclusive holiday celebrations.


Preschool Inclusion: Samantha's Story

SpecialQuest. (n.d.). Preschool inclusion: Samantha. Retrieved from

This video shares information on one child’s experience in an inclusive Head Start setting; begins with the Spanish-speaking family members' perspectives (with subtitles), but the remainder of the video is in English

Journal Article

Classroom Instruction: Background, Assumptions, and Challenges

Wolery, M. & Hemmeter, M. (2011). Classroom instruction: Background, assumptions, and challenges. Journal of Early Intervention, 33, 371-380.

This opinion article discusses issues prevalent in the field of early childhood instruction in inclusive classrooms including identifying and using evidence-based practices, choosing practice activities based on a child’s phase of performance, using naturalistic procedures, and including play in the curriculum.

Journal Article

Inclusion in Play: A Case Study of a Child with Autism in an Inclusive Nursery

Theodoreau, F. & Nind, M. (2010). Inclusion in play: A case study of a child with autism in an inclusive nursery. Journal of Research in Special Education Needs, 10(2), 99-106, doi: 10.1111/j.1471-3802.2010.01152

This article is an ethnographic description of the play interaction of a young child with autism and the strategies adopted by her teachers to facilitate her inclusion in and through play.

Position Statement

Early Childhood Inclusion: A Joint Position Statement of DEC and NAEYC

Division for Early Childhood & National Association for the Education of Young Children. (2009). Early childhood inclusion: A joint position statement of the Division for Early Childhood (DEC) and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Retrieved from

The DEC and NAEYC created this joint position statement to address early childhood inclusion and made recommendations to improve early childhood services.