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New Book From SpeciaLink

   

Inclusion Quality:
Children with Disabilities in Early Learning
and Child Care in Canada

   

Inclusion Quality

This book, Inclusion Quality, is an urgent report about where Canada is today with respect to the inclusion of children with disabilities in early learning and child care. While the federal government’s current Multilateral Framework on Early Learning and Child Care addresses many factors essential to the development of a strong national system of early learning and child care in Canada, it does not focus sufficiently on inclusion quality for children with disabilities. Without this focus, these children, and their families, will get left behind.

Inclusion Quality presents a thoughtful analysis of the recent work of SpeciaLink—the results of observations using the SpeciaLink Early Childhood Inclusion Quality Scale, in over 65 early learning and child care centres across Canada, and provides essential recommendations toward improving the quality of care for children with disabilities.

Order Free PDF: Inclusion Quality is available right now as an PDF, at no cost. Order it at https://capebretonbooks.com/t/specialink.
It is also available there in quality paperback for $40.00.



SpeciaLink Early Childhood Inclusion Quality Scale

SpeciaLink ECEC Inclusion Quality Scale Workbook

At the heart of the SpeciaLink Inclusion Quality project is the SpeciaLink Early Childhood Inclusion Quality Scale—the tool we used for the observations in the book above, Inclusion Quality.

The SpeciaLink Inclusion Scale is the tool for assessing inclusion quality in early childhood centres and for helping centres move toward higher quality inclusion of children with disabilities. Using the SpeciaLink Inclusion Scale workbook, you can produce a picture of sustainable and evolving inclusion quality in your classrooms and centres. This information is essential as more and more children with disabilities attend early learning and child care centres.

The SpeciaLink Early Childhood Inclusion Quality Scale is available at https://capebretonbooks.com/t/specialink. The price is $18.95.


The SpeciaLink training DVD is also available:
It is called “How to Measure Inclusion Quality
in Child Care.” You can order it at https://capebretonbooks.com/t/specialink.
Price $40.00, includes shipping.

"How to Measure Inclusion Quality in Child Care" is a SpeciaLink Training DVD for the SpeciaLink Inclusion Scale.

This DVD trains in the use of The SpeciaLink Early Childhood Inclusion Quality Scale. The Scale is the critical tool for assessing inclusion quality in early learning and child care centres—a major issue as more and more centres commit to including more children with disabilities.

How to Measure Inclusion Quality Scale in Child Care DVD


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SpeciaLink is The National Centre for Early Childhood Inclusion, a non-profit organization dedicated to the equitable inclusion of children with disabilities in child care and other community programs. Responding in the late 1970s to parents of children with disabilities and to local advocates and professionals, SpeciaLink has become the national force for inclusion of young children with disabilities. Since 1990, with support from the Government of Canada, SpeciaLink provides research and resources to assist parents, ELCC programs, training institutions, advocates, consultants and researchers to improve the quality and quantity of inclusive child care across Canada.


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for Early Childhood Inclusion
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