What is the Inclusion Support Program?
Inclusion Support is a service provided to support the inclusion of children with special needs aged 0-12 years attending licensed Early Learning & Child Care programs in the City of Greater Sudbury. The service is delivered at no cost to families and provided in English and French.
What is the purpose of the Inclusion Support Program?
Support is delivered to Educators and members of Early Learning & Child Care teams to promote inclusive practices, provide tools and resources for capacity and skill development and assist with developing resources and strategies to allow every child to fully participate in program.
How is the program delivered?
Resource Consultants provide on-site consultation and use a tiered service delivery model to collaborate with Educators to identify needs of children or groups. Modelling and transfer to practice strategies enhance instructional methods and the environment which benefits all children in their natural context of participation.
If a child requires more direct support services, a referral is made to the Inclusion Support Program Consultant by the Child Care program with parental consent.
Consultants also work collaboratively with other children’s service providers to ensure continuity of care with specific skill building goals.
Other support includes;
- Assistance with implementing developmental screening checklists
- Assistance with the development of Individual Program Plans for children
- Coaching educators to implement goals and strategies that teach children new skills and promote development
- Adaptation suggestions to the classroom environment to include all children within the program
- Assistance with referrals to community agencies as required
- Transition to school support
- Professional development and capacity building opportunities for early learning and childcare staff/educators to promote best practices in inclusion
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