Sharing information and ideas can be a key support to inclusive child care. ICCP inclusion specialists are available to consult on an array of topics related to quality, inclusive practices. Consultation may be very specific, for example helping to support care for an individual child. It may also focus more generally on helping a setting to be more inclusive.
We see consultation as a collaborative partnership. Our consultation partners are parents, child care providers and other team members serving children and families.
Together with partners we may do one or more of the following:
- Find creative ideas for making accommodations or adaptations in the child care environment;
- Support problem solving and planning skills;
- Explore strategies for responding to different kinds of behaviors; or,
- Exchange information about recommended practices, resources and materials.
Consultation can involve phone calls, email, on-site visits, sharing materials, or a combination of these.
Would you like to learn more about quality, inclusive child care? Inclusive Child Care Program (ICCP) staff offer training and presentations on an array of topics related to inclusion issues and quality practices. Parent groups, child care and out-of-school time providers, and others have participated in our trainings.
ICCP staff can tailor trainings to particular interests or topics, such as the Americans with Disabilities Act and child care. As a sponsoring organization with the Center for Career Development in Child Care and Education we offer trainings that meet Oregon Registry standards.
For 2017 Course Offerings click HERE.
Please contact us with your questions.