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Inclusion is an experience, not a placement

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posted on 2023-09-15, 19:51 authored by Elaine B. Frankel, Cherry Chan, Kathryn UnderwoodKathryn Underwood

Early education, care, and intervention programs are part of a complex system of services as experienced by children and their families. Based on a study of institutional processes and relationships from the standpoint of families with children who are thought of as disabled in the Inclusive Early Childhood Service System (IECSS) project, this article highlights common components of inclusion as an experience rather than merely a placement in a class. Early childhood educators and childcare programs are encouraged to play a critical role as part of this system providing accessible, equitable and integrated services to children.

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