Activity-Based Support in Inclusive Preschool and School-Age Child Care

Type
Course
Date of Publication
July 7, 2021
Price
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Overview

All children need opportunities to play, but for children with disabilities, some types of play may be challenging - if not impossible - without adjustments to the environment, materials, or activities. During this 2-hour course, we will discuss how all children benefit from play and ways to make play activities accessible.

Course Information

All children need opportunities to play, but for children with disabilities, some types of play may be challenging - if not impossible - without adjustments to the environment, materials, or activities.

During this 2-hour training course, we will discuss how all children benefit from play and ways to make play activities accessible for children of all abilities in preschool and school-age child care programs.

This online course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission.

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