IECSS in Action! A Community Action Evaluation Report
This report presents findings from seven community evaluation projects of early childhood programs in Ontario and British Columbia. Each of the projects aims to develop strategies for the programs to become more inclusive of children with diverse abilities. The communities are representative of rural, remote and urban locations, and serve families with a wide range of cultural viewpoints. Key in the experiences of families, as reported in these projects are challenges that result from poverty, lack of transportation and access to specialized services, concerns about relationships with professionals, and the need for services that are culturally relevant and organized to fit with the families’ needs.