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Early Childhood: Inclusion Certificate

Program Code: 9030712

The Early Childhood: 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: Inclusion Capstone (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.

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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.

Industry Credentials

Commission with The Registry for the Wisconsin Inclusion Credential.

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Curriculum
Catalog No. Description
Credits
10-307-171 ECE: BEHAVIOR/EMOTIONAL CHALLENGES ...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.
10-307-172 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.
10-307-173 ECE: INCLUSION CAPSTONE ...Final Inclusion Credential Course through the Registry. Volunteer 30 hours with special needs child in ECE program. Engage child/family in home/community settings. Complete required Credential Portfolio and Wisconsin Registry Commission. (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 WITH DIFFERING 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. (Prerequisite: 10-307-192, ECE: Practicum 2 OR accepted in Early Childhood Inclusion Certificate 9030712)
Certificate Total
12
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Industry Credentials

Commission with The Registry for the Wisconsin Inclusion Credential.

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