Special Education Plan
Day Care Plus Special Needs Plan
All children will be accepted in our childcare program at Day Care Plus Inc., They will be offered an opportunity to learn typical developmentally appropriate practices. They will have an opportunity to learn typical developing skills from their classmates, and have the opportunity to develop friendships with peers. They will be provided opportunities to develop positive attitudes towards themselves and others who are different from themselves.
• Our goal is for children with a disability or special need to have their needs met in our early childhood program at Day Care Plus Inc.
• The children will have access and participate in the curriculum and activities.
• We will work with support staff when provided to help meet the individual needs of the child.
- Speech and Language Delays
• Be a good listener and observer
• Engage in shared conversation by reading the child’s sounds and gestures, facial expressions and body language.
• Give directions using a few simple words as possible in complete sentences.
• Use everyday activities such as singing songs, reading books and dramatic play opportunities to encourage language development.
• Talk about what we are doing with the child as we are doing it.
• Encourage the child to talk about what they are doing.
• Build on what the child said by adding new information.
- Visual Disabilities
• Use communications during activities.
• Know the physical space of the room. Remove any sharp edges, curled up edges of rugs and other potential hazards.
• Will not change the arrangement of the furniture
• Give specific directions and use descriptive language.
• Increase or decrease the rooms light quality.
• Encourage hands on and sensory activities.
• Ask child if they need assistance.
- Physical Problems
• Remove all obstacles that may prevent the child from moving safely.
• Understand the child’s strengths and needs so that independence is realistic.
• Assist child with activities they may not be able to do alone.
• Learn proper positioning techniques.
• Work closely with other agencies and personnel who provide specialized services like Early ON, O T or P T.
• Schedule outdoor play activities the child can participate in.
- Deaf or Hard of Hearing Children
• Learn proper use and care of hearing aids.
• Support the child socially.
• Be sure to have the child’s attention before giving instructions.
• Face the child and speak in full sentences.
• Learn simple sign language symbols.
• Alert child of any changes.
• Provide routine and structure. Use cues such as lights blinking.
- ADHD Children
• Provide a fidget toy during group activities to increase concentration
• Slot in short exercise breaks between activities
• Give an air-filled rubber disk to sit on to allow wiggling around without disturbing others.
• Provide bungee cord around legs of chair to provide opportunity to move legs during meals.
- Techniques for Managing Behavior
• Ignore negative behavior when you can.
• Notice and praise positive behavior.
• Model the kind of behavior you want to see.
• Help children to talk about, act out and understand their strong feelings and behavior.
• Follow through with realistic consequences
• Give child a variety of reasonable choices.
• Provide developmentally appropriate activities in a safe, nurturing environment.
• Give child enough time to comply with request.
• We will develop a plan for how we will handle difficult behavior the next time.
• Be consistent with the way the child’s family and culture handles behavior issues and their social and emotional goals for the child.