One World Children’s Centre is inclusive of all children, regardless of gender, race ,creed, abilities or social back ground, including those from Indigenous back-grounds, children from non-English speaking backgrounds and children who have an additional need.
All children have the opportunity to reach their own level of development at their own pace , Staff tailor programs to meet each child’s individual skills and needs.
At One World Children’s Centre we strive to integrate children with special needs into our programs.
These may include children with the following:
We believe an inclusive program has benefits for children who have an additional need and to all children with-in the groups. The children will learn acceptance of difference and acquire an understanding of disabilities and abilities. The inclusion of special needs children fosters a caring community and responds to the rights of all children.
Families are encouraged to visit the centre and spend time prior to the child commencing care, and to have discussions with our staff to ensure the best support network and resources are accessed. (until a particular child is enrolled it is not always possible to anticipate what special needs equipment or program changes maybe needed)
Staff to consider how the child’s and families needs can be met when including any child who has an additional need into our programs.
To enable children to participate in all program activities along with their peers, staff will:
The ECCE Inclusion Handbook, Jan Thornburn and Maureen Corby, 2002
Morelock, M, Morrison, K, Gifted children have talents too:Haeker Bronlow
Attwood Tony, Aspergers Syndrome – a guide for parents and caregivers;Jessica, Kingsley
Kostelnik M, Onaga E,Children with special needs;Teachers College Press publication
Factsheet long day care #20 involving children in decision making
Factsheet for families / including children with additional needs in child care
Putting Children First - Issue 14, June 2005
Reflection - Issue 24, Spring 2006
One World for Children Programming Goals, 2009
One World for Children Programming Philosophy, 2009
Plan and implement inclusion of children with additional needs – One World for Children, 2009
Putting Children First - Issue 29 March 2009
Putting Children Fir One World for Children staff forum 2010
One World for Children Staff Forum 2010
Putting Children First - Issue 33 March 2010
www.earlychildoodaustralia.org.au every child magazine 2006/inclusion and support
www.eduweb.vic.gov.au/edulibrary breaking cycles, building futures
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