Child Care

The Sound of Inclusion

The Sound of Inclusion

Effective teaching means effective communication. However, with students emerging from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and abilities in today’s classrooms, the language used in teaching can often stifle students’ progress.  Subjects such as math and science use jargon which can be confusing, especially when the students speak differently and may use a different language at home.

Lesson for Kids: Courage to be Kind

Lesson for Kids: Courage to be Kind

“The Courage to Be Kind” is a children’s book co-written by educators Rena Rosen and Jenny Levin.  Rosen has first-hand experience of being stared at while growing up with a facial difference.  While her close home community treated her with respect, the broader world outside did not demonstrate the same level of acceptance. 

Inclusive Classroom Checklist

Inclusive Classroom Checklist

Ever wanted to know what the best ideas are to make an inclusive classroom? Curriculum.org provides curriculum supports and offers free resources to promote a more inclusive education system. Their website offers a useful list for educators who are interested in building an inclusive classroom community.

Seven Ways to Make Your Book Corner More Accessible for Young Students

Seven Ways to Make Your Book Corner More Accessible for Young Students

The kindergarten book nook is often the first-place children are exposed to books and develop a love of reading. It is usually a welcoming retreat where young students can browse through picture books and make connections between the words and the images on the page.The challenge for educators is to ensure all students benefit from the book corner. With a little thought and planning, this vital area can become an inclusive and welcoming space for every child regardless of their learning style, abilities and personalities.

Center for Inclusive Child Care

Center for Inclusive Child Care

The Center for Inclusive Child Care (CICC) is a centralized, comprehensive resource network supporting inclusive care for children in community settings based in St. Paul, MN. CICC provides leadership, technical assistance, training and consultation for parents, educators and other professionals.