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An Introduction to Inclusive Child Care for Preschool and School-Age Children

This 2-hour course is the first in a series of online trainings designed to help child care providers and directors gain a better understanding of how to create an inclusive child care environment for preschool and school-age children with special needs. During this course, you will be presented with an in-depth look at inclusive care, why it should be a goal of every program, what you actually do in inclusive care, and what a typical day looks like in such a program. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE.  

credit hours: 2 hr course price: FREE certificate fee: FREE

Strategies for Caring for Preschool and School-Age Children with Challenging Behaviors

This 2-hour course is part of a series of online trainings designed to help child care providers and directors gain a better understanding of how to create an inclusive child care environment for all children. During this course, we will learn why children use challenging behavior, what you can do to prevent this behavior, and how to effectively respond when prevention is not enough. We will also talk specifically about challenging behavior in children with special needs, and how caregivers can respond appropriately and effectively. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 

credit hours: 2 hr course price: FREE certificate fee: FREE

Activity-Based Support in Inclusive Preschool and School-Age Child Care

All children need opportunities to play, but for children with disabilities, some types of play may be challenging ? if not impossible ? without adjustments to the environment, materials, or activities. During this 2-hour course, we will discuss how all children benefit from play and ways to make play activities accessible for children of all abilities in preschool and school-age child care programs. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 

credit hours: 2 hr course price: FREE certificate fee: FREE

Supporting the Establishment of Strong Peer and Adult-Child Relationships in the Inclusive Child Care Environment

All children, regardless of ability, benefit when they are actively involved in programs that encourage positive interactions with peers and caregivers. The purpose of this 2-hour course is to learn strategies to promote positive social interactions among all children, including those with disabilities and other special needs. During this training, we will talk about the benefits of positive peer and caregiver interactions, looking specifically at steps you can take to teach and promote the skills children need to develop healthy relationships. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 

credit hours: 2 hr course price: FREE certificate fee: FREE

Strategies for Helping Preschool and School-Age Children Develop Self-Help Skills in the Inclusive Child Care Setting

This 2-hour course offers an overview of self-help development in preschool and school-age children, and ways you can actively promote these skills in your inclusive child care program. We will discuss best practices related to self-help skill development, and ideas for modifying self-care routines to meet the needs of children with disabilities in your inclusive child care classroom. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 

credit hours: 2 hr course price: FREE certificate fee: FREE

Strategies for Partnering with Families of Children with Special Needs

During this 2-hour course, we will address challenges faced by parents of a child with a disability, discuss effective communication strategies, explore ways parents can participate in your program, and identify strategies for gaining support for inclusion from parents of children who do not have disabilities. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 

credit hours: 2 hr course price: FREE certificate fee: FREE

Strategies for Caring for Preschool and School-Age Children with Sensory Integration Issues

This 2-hour course is part of a series of online trainings designed to help child care providers and directors gain a better understanding of how to create an inclusive child care environment for preschool and school-age children. In this course, we will explore how sensory processing, sensory integration, and sensory processing disorders can affect a child?s daily activities and overall development. The purpose of this course is not to diagnose a child with a disorder, but rather to become educated in how to help children with sensory issues. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 

credit hours: 2 hr course price: FREE certificate fee: FREE

Establishing a Healthy and Safe Environment for Preschool and School-Age Children with Special Needs

This 2-hour course is part of a series of online trainings designed to help child care providers and directors gain a better understanding of how to create a healthy, safe, and inclusive child care environment for preschool and school-age children. During this course, we will discuss how to establish such an environment through daily practices that ensure the health and safety of children with and without disabilities. This course was developed and produced by the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service of the Texas A&M University System in cooperation with the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services, Child Care Licensing Division, and using funds provided by the Texas Workforce Commission. A HIGH SPEED INTERNET CONNECTION IS REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THIS COURSE. 

credit hours: 2 hr course price: FREE certificate fee: FREE