Child Care Plus. (2000). Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) is good news for child care! Retrieved from http://www.ccplus.org/TipSheets/TipSheet6.pdf
This tip sheet describes ways to adapt and enhance a program to meet individual child needs
Child Care Plus. (2009). I don’t have an accessible playground-or do I? Retrieved from http://www.ccplus.org/TipSheets/TipSheet23.pdf
This tip sheet describes ways to inexpensively adapt or modify a playground to meet individual child needs
Child Care Plus. (2010). Health and safety: A commitment. Retrieved from http://www.ccplus.org/TipSheets/TipSheet27.pdf
This tip sheet describes the importance of having clear and consistent health and safety policies that benefit all children in care.
Child Care Plus. (1993). The balancing act: Positioning children with motor impairments. Retrieved from http://www.ccplus.org/newsletters/3-3.pdf
This newsletter discusses issues related to positioning children with motor disabilities for maximum participation.
Child Care Plus. (1994). Playing it safe. Retrieved from http://www.ccplus.org/newsletters/4-4.pdf
This newsletter discusses the need to ensure the safety of all children in child care.
CONNECT. (n.d.). Module 5: Assistive technology. Retrieved from http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/learners/module-5
This module describes assistive technology interventions to promote children’s access to and participation in inclusive settings
Crayola. (2007). Creative art experiences for children with special needs. Retrieved from http://www.crayola.com/for-educators/resources-landing/~/media/901EB7AD6D3B41D3885204096881DDE8.pdf
This guide provides ideas to help children with special needs have access to creative art experiences
Center for Best Practices in Early Childhood Education. (2002). ArtExpress curriculum. Retrieved from http://eric.ed.gov/?id=ED433653
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.
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.
The Kennedy Center. (2004). Let your style take shape. Retrieved from http://www.kennedy-center.org/education/vsa/resources/let_style_take_shape.cfm
This educational kit provides ways to make inclusive environments that creatively explore the integration of the arts and math
National Association for the Education of Young Children. (2009). Where we stand on responding to linguistic and cultural diversity. Retrieved from http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/diversity.pdf
This position statement focuses on ways to create a welcoming environment for diverse families
Vold, E. B. (1992). Multicultural education in early childhood classrooms. West Haven, CT: NEA Early Childhood Education Series. Retrieved from http://www.eric.ed.gov/ERICWebPortal/search/detailmini.jsp?_nfpb=true&_&ERICExtSearch_SearchValue_0=ED345865&ERICExtSearch_SearchType_0=no&accno=ED345865
This document provides a rationale for multicultural education and includes activities and strategies for teaching preschool and primary-age children from a multicultural perspective.
Reading is Fundamental. (n.d.). RIF's multicultural booklists: Collections by recommended grade level. Retrieved from http://www.rif.org/us/literacy-resources/booklists/multicultural-books.htm
This website provides a list of multicultural books to include in a classroom libraries by age group.
TRAIN Educational and Community Services. (n.d.). Multicultural activities. Retrieved from http://traineducational.com/docs/TRAINMulticulturalActivities.pdf
This website provides a list of multicultural games to play with young children.
Anti-Defamation League. (2006). How can I plan inclusive holiday celebrations? Retrieved fromhttp://www.adl.org/assets/pdf/education-outreach/How-Can-I-Plan-Inclusive-Holiday-Celebrations.pdf
This article gives tips on how to plan inclusive holiday celebrations.
SpecialQuest. (n.d.). Preschool inclusion: Samantha. Retrieved from http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvuk6XqiLRU
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
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.
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.
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 http://www.naeyc.org/files/naeyc/file/positions/DEC_NAEYC_EC_updatedKS.pdf
The DEC and NAEYC created this joint position statement to address early childhood inclusion and made recommendations to improve early childhood services.