Special Needs and Inclusion:
Examine the Environments
As early childhood practitioners, we strive for BEST PRACTICE. But how is "best" possible when a teacher must also implement an IEP or IFSP for a child in her care? Let's listen to a group of teachers talk about how they integrate IEP and IFSP goals into their curriculum.
In our work, we continually negotiate integrating the learning goals of individual children and the group's learning goals. How does our environment meet those goals? How do you explain having a piece of equipment exclusively for the use of one child in a group setting? What materials are offered in your setting that can be used by all children of differing abilities?