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Early Childhood Inclusive Education Webinar Series

This webinar series has been funded through the NSW Department of Education’s Sector Development Program.

The first webinar in this series will introduce participants to the concept of early childhood inclusion for children with disabilities and developmental delays, including ethical and legal obligations and best practice in early childhood intervention. The following three webinars will assist participants to plan for and implement research-based Individual Learning Plans for young children with disabilities/delays in collaboration with their families and other professionals. The final webinar will focus on the transition to school for children with disabilities. 

After each webinar participants will be invited to attend smaller, interactive follow-up webinars and to join a facilitated peer community. 

Inclusion in Early Childhood Services

In this 90-minute webinar, you will be introduced to the concept of early childhood inclusion for children with disabilities and developmental delays, including ethical and legal obligations related to including children with disability or developmental delay in your early childhood education and care service. You will reflect on what participation and engagement of children with disabilities or delays can look like in practice and identify potential barriers to inclusion. An overview of best practice in early childhood intervention will be provided, including examples of how these practices can be implemented in regular early childhood education and care settings. 

At the conclusion of this webinar, you will have the knowledge to:  

  • identify best-practice in inclusive early childhood education 
  • describe the ethical and legal reasons for the inclusion of children with disabilities and additional needs in early childhood education and care programs 

Early childhood inclusion Step 1: Observations and planning for inclusion 

In this 90-minute webinar you will be guided through the process of taking observations that will assist you in planning for the inclusion of a child or children with disabilities or developmental delay within your early childhood service. An overview of the planning cycle will be provided, along with an overview of different types of observations and their purposes. Case studies will demonstrate how different types of data collection can be used to inform planning.  

At the conclusion of this webinar, you will have the knowledge to:  

  • record objective observations to support conversations with families about their child’s development. 
  • record observations that demonstrate frequency, intensity and duration of educational supports required

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