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Supporting Children with Disabilities in The Creative Curriculum Classroom
810 First St. NE, Washington, DC 20002
Office of the State Superintendent of Education
8th Floor, Room 806 A-B
A critical aspect of best practice in early childhood education is the inclusion of all children. By incorporating the concept of Universal Design for Learning (UDL), The Creative Curriculum shows how to implement a high-quality inclusive program. Whether you work with children with disabilities who are in a self-contained classroom or in an inclusive program, The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is appropriate for all 3- to 5-year-old children. Throughout The Creative Curriculum, references to strategies that help children with disabilities are made in relation to specific behaviors rather than to identified conditions. The ultimate goal for children with disabilities is the same as for children without disabilities: to give them full access to the curriculum and to help them develop and learn as much as possible. This is what meeting individual strengths and needs is all about!
This training is designed to help preschool teachers implement The Creative Curriculum to offer all children, including children with disabilities, multiple ways of acquiring knowledge and skills and of communicating what they know by providing a variety of formats for instructions, learning and assessment.