Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities: Module 2 Environment, Engagement and Inclusion
This is the second in a series of five training modules to support effective practices related to Preschool Programs for Children with Disabilities. These modules can be used in or out of sequence. The modules can be stand-alone trainings or a complete series based on participant needs.
The learning environment should be safe, healthy, and supportive to develop young children's exploration and independence. The learning environment should encourage children's initiative, active exploration of materials, and sustained meaningful engagement with other children, adults and activities. This training session addresses the following objectives:
Understand the impact of the physical structure and organization of the learning environment on student engagement.
Apply the Five Phase Process to increase student engagement in their own classroom environment.
Discover three models of collaboration most frequently used in pre-school inclusive environments.
Design a developmentally appropriate learning encironment to maximize student engagement and inclusion opportunities.