Build strong relationships with the children and families in your program and create an inclusive learning environment to increase the quality of education for all children, whether or not they have identified special needs.
Including One, Including All provides guiding principles for you to create a program that strengthens and supports children with behavioral, emotional, social, physical, and learning challenges. Written by a team of professionals who are known for their success using this model, Including One, Including All contains:
- An overview of inclusion, including background on where it came from and information about the place it has found in education
- A description of the "Engage-Reflect-Plan" cycle, a method to identify unique strengths, challenges, and approaches to help each child thrive
- Stories, strategies, and tools central to successfully supporting children with different kinds of challenges
- Ideas for collaboration and partnership with families
- Detailed case studies following the classroom experiences of two children with special needs through a preschool program
"This is a wonderful book—for teachers and for parents of special needs children. It will help all of them understand the child they are working with, and help them to work together to help that child."
T. B. Brazelton, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, Emeritus Harvard Medical School
Founder, Brazelton Touchpoints Center
"This practical and engaging book chronicles the reflections and actions of teachers within a preschool setting whose primary emphasis is establishing strong relationships. The very personal way in which this book is written is both engaging and provoking. Because each child has unique needs and abilities, the insights shared by the authors are applicable to working with all children."
Alice Nakahata, MA, WestEd faculty
Softbound, 264 pgs.