'Admissions' and 'Laws' Tipsheets from the Maine UCEDD and P&A are Now Included in New FPG CONNECT Module on Early Childhood Inclusion

August 7, 2013

Two 'Growing Ideas tipsheets, Admissions Policies and Practices that Build Inclusive Child Care Communities, and Laws the Support Early Childhood Education, collaboratively developed by the University of Maine Center for Community Inclusion and Disability Studies (ME UCEDD) and the Disability Rights Center of ME (P&A), have been included in a new Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute CONNECT Module, Foundations of Inclusion. 

The two-hour training curriculum is designed to be used by professional development/technical assistance providers in a face-to-face workshop for early childhood professionals.

The two tipsheets were developed by the Maine UCEDD's early childhood team and staff attorneys from the P&A, with funding from the Maine Department of Health and Human Services Office of Child and Family Services, Early Childhood Division. They are part of the Maine UCEDD's popular series, Growing Ideas Tipsheets and Resources for Guiding Early Childhood Practices, available online at no cost. The entire tipsheet series was recently updated under the leadership of Linda Labas, M.Ed., UCEDD Early Childhood Coordinator. "Our goal was to provide child care professionals with accurate information that would help them to make informed enrollment decisions that support the access and participation of children with disabilities in their settings. The quality of these Admissions and Laws tipsheets is a direct reflection of our shared knowledge, expertise and commitment to collaboration," notes Labas.