Students in this course will explore the variety of conditions found in young children with special needs, methods of adapting an early childhood environment to include all children, the importance of working with families to help children succeed, and ways to identify and access appropriate community resources.
The students will demonstrate an understanding of legislation relating to services for young children with special challenges and their families.
The students will research community and national resources available for families, educators, and children with unique challenges.
The students will demonstrate an understanding of how home and learning environments impact self-determination for children with different abilities and challenges.
The students will engage in reflective practice after observing/interviewing children with unique challenges and their families.