Session participants will explore the definition of inclusion in early childhood settings and learn strategies to support the inclusion of children with disabilities within their programs. The presenter will share resources available in South Carolina to provide high-quality inclusion.
This session will explore the definition of inclusion in early childhood settings and offer strategies that caregivers and teachers can use to support the individual needs of the children in their care. The presenter will use a combination of lecture, small and large group activities, and video to provide content related to responding to the whole child by using strategies to individualize for children with disabilities or developmental delays. In addition, the presenter will share information about two statewide programs that can aid early care and education programs who are including children with disabilities.
About Heather Googe
Heather Smith Googe, Ph.D. is a Research Assistant Professor at the Child Development Research Center at USC. She is the Principal Investigator for two projects focused on increasing inclusive opportunities for children 0-5. She has 20 years of experience in the field of early childhood special education.