Resources that support inclusive child care and out-of-school time programs
The Inclusive Child Care Program (ICCP) keeps a library of community, state and national resources. These include materials on an array of information and materials supporting inclusive child care and out-of-school time programs.
The current ICCP library includes:
- Articles, handouts and websites on inclusion values and practices,
- Materials in English and Spanish on the Americans with Disabilities Act,
- Brochures and other information on community, state and national mental health, disability and health care resources and programs.
Parents, child care professionals, and others contact us with their questions. We will try to connect them with materials or publications that apply to their concerns.
Frequently Asked Questions
Want some quick information about inclusive child care? Click here for a list of FAQ’s, Frequently Asked Questions: Inclusive Child Care FAQs
Open Hearts, Open Doors: Providing Inclusive Child Care
This booklet is available in English and Spanish. It gives child care providers basic information and tips about inclusive child care. Parents have also found it helpful. Many parents have shared copies with current or prospective child care providers. Print copies are available upon request. The booklet can be downloaded at:
English Open Hearts, Open Doors
Featured places to visit!
We want to share websites that we find especially helpful. Here are two:
- Little Kids, Big Questions: A ZERO TO THREE Podcast Series on Early Childhood Development This series addresses some of the most common (and challenging) issues facing parents of babies and toddlers, such as: helping a baby learn to sleep through the night; dealing with a picky eater; and learning to set limits on children’s behavior. These questions—and more—are covered in this series of 12 podcasts, hosted by Ann Pleshette Murphy, a past contributor to ABC’s Good Morning America Parenting Segment and Vice President of the ZERO TO THREE Board of Directors.
- California M.A.P. to Inclusion & Belonging: The Making Access Possible Project supports the inclusion of children with disabilities and other special needs ages birth to 21 in child care, after school and community settings. The site includes links that may be of interest in any search for information on inclusive child care and other related topics.
Watch this site for more helpful resources. We’ll highlight two or three at a time.
Feel free to recommend sites or resources. Send your suggestions to: email@example.com.