Ideas for Inclusivity in Education

We found these amazing resources in the California Map to Inclusion newsletter. You can read the entire issue here.

Infants and toddlers can benefit from inclusion in childcare settings right from the start! Rocking and Rolling: Promoting Inclusion in Infant and Toddler Settings  by NAEYC summarizes all you need for inclusion including a vignette that brings the recommendation to life.

Explore the law around placement in inclusive education settings in the MCIE’s White Paper: Placement of Learners With Disabilities In the Least Restrictive Environment . You’ll find a detailed analysis of IDEA and case law supporting the inclusion of children in general education settings. This is a must-read for any educator!

Watch the short video,  Great Expectations Inclusive Preschool (Video) , produced by Marin County that shows an inclusive preschool in action!

26 Things You Can Do To Create More Inclusive School Spaces 

“Inclusive school spaces are a physical, tangible reflection of the belief system that the school community holds. Classrooms, libraries, auditoriums, and playgrounds are responsive to the students’ interests and needs by using a multitude of ways to physically facilitate feelings of inclusion and belonging. Inclusive spaces also promote opportunities for cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth and are designed with the diverse cultures and languages of students in mind.”

Nicole Erdics, Inclusion in Action