A pre-service early childhood teacher shares his personal experience and reflections on his first time developing an inclusion plan for a child with a disability during professional experience placement in a long day care centre.
International researcher Prof. Phil Stain shares some significant lessons he has learnt from over 30 years of research and operation of an inclusive program for young children with autism and their families (LEAP Preschool).
Sue Davies, the project officer for the national Guidelines: Best Practice in Early Childhood Intervention, shares her reflections on writing the Guidelines and the importance of inclusive and participatory practice.
To be truly inclusive in Early Childhood Services we must look at the child as a whole and identify all the possible keys to inclusion, be it disability, gender, culture and language. All children deserve to be included and inspired in order to thrive.