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Early childhood inclusion in the United States: Goals, current status, and future directions

Resource Type: Other
Author(s): Guralnick, Michael J.; Bruder, Mary Beth;
Date Issued: July-September 2016
Description: The current status and future directions of early childhood inclusion in the United States are discussed from the perspective of 4 key goals: access, accommodations and feasibility, developmental progress, and social integration. Recommendations are put forward to promote inclusion goals emphasizing administrative structures, personnel preparation, licensing and national standards, team processes, and expansion of inclusive practices beyond school settings. These recommendations are discussed within the context of an early childhood systems framework that encompasses all children. (author abstract)
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Funder(s): United States. Administration on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities ; National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (U.S.) ; Special Education Programs (U.S.)
Journal Title: Infants & Young Children
Volume Number: 29
Issue Number: 3
Page Range: 166-177
Topics: Programs, Interventions & Curricula > Programs > Inclusive Programs
ISSN: 1550-5081 Online
0896-3746 Paper
Peer Reviewed: yes
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