In the past few years, many family advocates, as well as childcare enthusiasts, took interest in the inclusion of children with disabilities in early childhood education programs as well as childcare.
While it can prove to be difficult to help children with disabilities, advocacy led to a law that finally allows the inclusion of such children to said services.
Benefits of the Inclusion
Due to advocates, they are now offered free services that they otherwise have no access to.
In addition to that, it may also be the start of a bright future for them. Education programs for normal children are given that helps them learn about their health.
Such topics are helpful for these children because they’ll learn the ins and outs of their bodies. It’s also inevitable for them to be offered a way to learn about meditation, an activity which will vastly improve their health and well-being.
The Result of the Inclusion
The Division for Early Childhood (DEC) as well as the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) introduced three aspects that will benefit children with disabilities.
Children with disabilities were provided access to child care facilities and education programs. This may include recreational activities such as meditative programs and health activities.
Children with disabilities are then allowed to participate in events along with their parents. This will also help them in their way to recovery (or well-being) since some activities include meditative programs.
These special children are also given support, as part of the special treatment decided upon the two agencies. Of course, support is made especially for these children so it will include meditation and other health programs.
This movement made it possible for children with disabilities to smile with kids of the same age. This inclusion is a sign that there’s a future for child care in the United States for any kind of children.