Staff will recognize and support a strong sense of self by increasing competence in children and mastery through daily interactions and observations. Self regulations strategies will include: Modulating emotions Learning to inhibit impulses Recognizing their stressors Learning strategies for returning to a calm focused state Problem solving and conflict resolutions Understanding effects of their actions on others. 3.13 Inclusionary Policy KCCE supports inclusive practices and will make every effort to accommodate children with special needs. In doing so, the staff will work with both the parents/guardians and community agencies to ensure that our programs are accessible to all children. This includes not only programming, (i.e. developing and amending plans to meet varying developmental needs of the children), but also recognizing the need for other supports including the use of technology if/when possible, adaptive furniture/equipment to make activities more accessible, training and development of staff etc. In the attempt to both identify and meet the needs of all children, it’s imperative that staff work in conjunction with parents to ensure that care is consistent and geared to the child’s individual needs. Parents in our Schoolage program will be asked to sign“consent to disclosure form” so that the child care staff can work cooperatively with the school staff in planning a program for the child as well as identify any other agencies involved with the child. We believe all children are of equal value and that all education and care providers have the responsibility to make high quality, balanced provisions for all children to help them to achieve their full potential We believe that all children benefit from the opportunity to participate and learn in inclusive and diverse communities. We recognize the right of all children and families to participate regardless of ability, gender, race, religion, culture, sexual orientation or economic status We strive to ensure that young children and families in our community have access to quality early learning and care environment that is developmentally and individually appropriate regardless of differing abilities and needs. We believe successful inclusion is based on increasing participation by removing barriers, building bridges and celebrating diversity. At KCCE our inclusion policies are based on the following principles: 1. Every child is welcome. No child will be excluded based solely on level or exceptionality. 2. The centre provides a mainstream setting. The proportion of children with disabilities accepted into the program is roughly that which occurs in the surrounding community. 3. All children and families will have the same enrollment options with regard to days and hours of attendance.
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