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Early Childhood: The Inclusion Certificate

Certificate Number 9030712

The Early Childhood: The Inclusion Certificate is designed to help you build the skills, knowledge, resources and attitudes to successfully work with ALL children in your centers and programs. Working with children who have special needs can present unique challenges and opportunities to the child care industry and early childhood education field in Wisconsin. Even experienced practitioners have felt intimidated in serving this population due to a lack of up-to-date information and a well thought out service approach. Courses can be taken in any order and concurrently, as long as ECE: Capstone Family/Team Centered Practice Course (10-307-173) is taken last. Completion of all four courses will prepare learners to receive The Wisconsin Inclusion Credential from The Registry-Wisconsin’s Recognition System for the Childhood Care and Education Profession.

Certificate Completers will be able to

. Provide inclusive programs for young children utilizing legal and ethical requirements.
. Differentiate between typical and exceptional development by analyzing physical, cognitive, health/medical, communication, and/or behavioral/emotional behaviors and disorders.
. Utilize specific discipline and guidance strategies and individualized intensive interventions based on the CSEFEL Curriculum.
. Understand medical issues and specialized health care needs of individuals with disabilities.
. Examine and learn care of altered body systems function and provide special health care needs.
. Know how to connect with community resources regarding medical issues and professionals.
. Commission with The Registry for the Wisconsin Inclusion Credential.

Curriculum

Catalog No. Description Credits

10-307-187 ECE: Children w Diff Abilities
3
10-307-171 ECE: Behavior/Emotional Challe
3
10-307-172 ECE: Special Health Care Needs
3
10-307-173 ECE: Capstone Family/Team Centered Practice
3

Certificate Total
12

Course Descriptions

10-307-171 ECE: Behavior/Emotional Chall...build rapport, create supportive environments; demonstrate/define social-emotional teaching/guidance strategies; assess challenging behaviors; describe diagnoses; develop individualized guidance plans; communicate team approaches including all children.

10-307-173 ECE: Capstone Family/Team Prac...historical/current roles of families with disabilities; impact of disabilities; build rapport; daily issues; NAEYC code of conduct; assemble inclusive child care portfolio. The student will volunteer in an ECE program with a child who has special needs and spend time (30 hours) with that child's family at home and in the community. Students will have the opportunity to participate with a child and a family in daily routines and community settings. (Prerequisites: 10-307-187, ECE: Children w/Differing Abilities; 10-307-171, ECE: Behavior/Emotional Challenges; 10-307-172, ECE: Special Health Care Needs)

10-307-187 ECE: Children w Diff Abilities...differing abilities in early childhood settings. Anti-bias perspectives, inclusion, ADA/IDEA, typical and exceptional development; physical, cognitive, health/medical, communication, and/or behavioral/emotional disorders; community and professional resources; IEP/IFSP, adapt curriculum, cultivate partnerships.

10-307-172 ECE: Special Health Care Needs...recognize family as expert; roles of health care professionals/program staff; community resources; educational implications/adaptive strategies; health promotion; care of individuals with altered body systems; emergency management.

For more information, please contact: The Community & Regional Learning Services Department, (920) 498-6255, or (800) 422-NWTC, extension 6255, or contact Enrollment Services at 888-385-NWTC.