All Kids Count

Child Care and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Author: Libby Doggett

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Category: Children with disabilities

Page: 89

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Child Care and the ADA

A Handbook for Inclusive Programs

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Publisher: Paul H Brookes Publishing Company

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Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 211

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Under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), all child care and preschool programs must be inclusive and accessible. Faced with the complex task of program and policy restructuring to include all children regardless of their abilities - removing physical barriers, adapting the curriculum, retraining staff, and more - today's child care administrators, classroom teachers, and assistants are in need of guidance. Child Care and the ADA offers straightforward information, identifies legal issues, suggests cost-effective solutions, and presents a variety of hands-on materials for making ADA compliance easier. Beginning with a lucid explanation of the law, this revolutionary book provides step-by-step instructions for evaluating a child care center in terms of its accessibility and for developing a targeted compliance plan. Illustrative case scenarios, sample action plans, and convenient worksheets and checklists are included to help simplify the process. Recognizing that inclusion challenges the effort and commitment of everyone involved in child care center operation, this book addresses both administrative and instructional concerns. Child care directors will discover how to make difficult transitions easier for staff with simple steps for introducing the concept of inclusion, creating a forum for staff discussion of ideas and concerns, implementing in-service training, and maximizing resources. Teachers and assistants will be able to better handle special issues inside the classroom with effective strategies for talking to children about disability and difference, managing behavior, modifying lessons, and establishing safe learning environments in which all children are equally valued and respected. Complete with a comprehensive resource list and a helpful glossary, this essential handbook will guide child care professionals through the technical and emotional issues surrounding ADA compliance.

Family Child Care Legal and Insurance Guide

How to Protect Yourself from the Risks of Running a Business

Author: Mari Millard

Publisher: Redleaf Press

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Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 185

This easy-to-read guide takes the intimidation out of running a family child care business through legal and insurance planning. From researching and purchasing homeowner’s, liability, auto and disability insurance to protecting against lawsuits, the Family Child Care Legal and Insurance Guide details the many practical ways business owners can maximize their knowledge about the safeguards needed to ensure the health and prosperity of their businesses.

Family Child Care Homes

Creative Spaces for Children to Learn

Author: Linda J. Armstrong

Publisher: Redleaf Press

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Category: Education

Page: 240

View: 514

Create a warm and inviting place where children feel at home. Discover the many ways your home can provide comfortable places where children love to learn and love to be. Filled with no- and low-cost ideas, this book demonstrates many unique and practical possibilities for your home's indoor and outdoor spaces. Chapters are packed with colorful photographs and provide examples and tips for designing learning zones, selecting items, organizing materials, and more. Checklists, resources, and questions are included to help you evaluate your setting, implement changes, and create a place that feels like a second home to the children in your care.

Helping State and Local Governments Comply with the ADA

An Assessment of How the United States Department of Justice Is Enforcing

Author: Ruby G. Moy

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

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Page: 167

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This report provides the first evaluation of the enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Focuses specifically on the efforts of the Justice Dept. (DOJ) to enforce Title II, Subtitle A, of the ADA, which prohibits discrimination based on disability by public entities such as State and local governments. It evaluates DOJs regulations and policies clarifying the language of the statute; processing of complaints of discrimination based on disability; litigation; and outreach, education, and technical assistance efforts relating to the act. Assesses DOJ's effectiveness as coordinator of the ADA enforcement efforts of 7 other Federal agencies.

Developing and Administering a Child Care and Education Program

Author: Dorothy June Sciarra

Publisher: Cengage Learning

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Category: Education

Page: 432

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Emphasizing the director's responsibility as a leader of both people and programs in diverse communities, DEVELOPING AND ADMINISTERING A CHILD CARE AND EDUCATION PROGRAM, Ninth Edition, covers the business and interpersonal skills child development professionals need to implement an effective program for young children and their families. It is written primarily for students of early childhood education whether or not they plan to work in the administrative aspects of the field. The book is also a rich source of updated information for practicing directors. In this thoroughly updated edition, the authors provide practical information on all aspects of directing a program, including curriculum selection; funding; budgeting; selecting, training, and supervising staff; housing the program and purchasing equipment; working with children and parents; accrediting and licensing an early childhood center; and carrying out program evaluation and quality improvement strategies. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Emotional and Behavioral Problems

A Handbook for Understanding and Handling Students

Author: Paul Zionts

Publisher: Corwin Press

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Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 309

The authors take a complex, under-discussed topic and give teachers and administrators useful, basic guidelines they can put to use quickly in understanding, identifying, and helping this special group of students.

Children's Rights

Policy and Practice, Second Edition

Author: Jean A. Pardeck

Publisher: Routledge

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Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 296

View: 877

Get up-to-date information on children’s and parent’s rights Children have a basic human right to be free of abuse and maltreatment. The late Dr. John Pardeck’s Children’s Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition comprehensively explores the latest legal, psychological, sociological, policy, and child advocacy issues dealing with children’s rights. Essential issues are clearly discussed involving children at home, in school, in foster care, and in residential facilities. This new edition of The Haworth Social Work Practice Press classic examines the practical and ethical issues inherent in balancing a child’s right to self-determination against the same child’s need to be protected. Children’s Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition delves deep into the causes of abuse and neglect and offers help for families at risk. Techniques are presented for case and cause advocacy, as well as venues for family and individual therapy. Other discussions address the role and function of child protective services and the juvenile justice system, a review of effective social policy to protect and care for children, family health and children’s rights issues, and children’s rights in schools and day care facilities. This essential exploration includes extensive references and notes, a list of Web sites, and a comprehensive glossary of influential legal rulings focusing on children’s rights. Children’s Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition includes over 100 pages of new and updated material on: new rulings of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that have implications for children’s rights legal case studies an overview and analysis of the Leave No Child Behind Act children’s rights and school violence an expanded discussion on practice interventions focusing on various approaches for helping children adjust to substitute care an expanded examination on advocacy and children’s rights, with emphasis on legal case studies as a tool for enhancing the rights of children Balancing theoretical considerations, solid information, and practical advice, Children’s Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition is an essential resource for child welfare workers, attorneys, educators, students, parents, and social workers.

Children's Rights

Policy and Practice

Author: John T. Pardeck

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 276

View: 557

Get up-to-date information on children's and parent's rights Children have a basic human right to be free of abuse and maltreatment. The late Dr. John Pardeck's Children's Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition comprehensively explores the latest legal, psychological, sociological, policy, and child advocacy issues dealing with children's rights. Essential issues are clearly discussed involving children at home, in school, in foster care, and in residential facilities. This new edition of The Haworth Social Work Practice Press classic examines the practical and ethical issues inherent in balancing a child's right to self-determination against the same child's need to be protected. Children's Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition delves deep into the causes of abuse and neglect and offers help for families at risk. Techniques are presented for case and cause advocacy, as well as venues for family and individual therapy. Other discussions address the role and function of child protective services and the juvenile justice system, a review of effective social policy to protect and care for children, family health and children's rights issues, and children's rights in schools and day care facilities. This essential exploration includes extensive references and notes, a list of Web sites, and a comprehensive glossary of influential legal rulings focusing on children's rights. Children's Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition includes over 100 pages of new and updated material on: new rulings of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) that have implications for children's rights legal case studies an overview and analysis of the Leave No Child Behind Act children's rights and school violence an expanded discussion on practice interventions focusing on various approaches for helping children adjust to substitute care an expanded examination on advocacy and children's rights, with emphasis on legal case studies as a tool for enhancing the rights of children Balancing theoretical considerations, solid information, and practical advice, Children's Rights: Policy and Practice, Second Edition is an essential resource for child welfare workers, attorneys, educators, students, parents, and social workers.

Reconceiving Pregnancy and Childcare

Ethics, Experience, and Reproductive Labor

Author: Amy Mullin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 214

View: 466

This book argues for increased recognition of pregnancy, birthing and childrearing as social activities demanding simultaneously physical, intellectual, emotional and moral work from those who undertake them. Amy Mullin considers both parenting and paid childcare, and examines the impact of disability on this work. The first chapters contest misconceptions about pregnancy and birth such as the idea that pregnancy is only valued for its end result, and not for the process. Subsequent chapters focus on childcare provided in different circumstances and on the needs of both providers and receivers of care.