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Foundations of Inclusive Child Care Training


CanAssist was provided with funding from the Ministry of Education and Child Care to determine what barriers exist when creating inclusive care environments. The result was a free, online, self-paced training - accessible and beneficial to anyone working with young children. The training also awards 12 Pro-D hours, and participants who complete the training receive a certificate.

Why do we need the Inclusive Child Care Training Initiative?

Inclusive child care supports the individual strengths and needs of each child. All children are welcomed, supported, and valued, which allows them to participate meaningfully in all aspects of the child care program. In inclusive programs, children of all abilities have equitable access to quality child care and are provided supportive opportunities to learn through play with other children.

This training marks a significant step towards a more inclusive future for BC Child Care. It allows educators and community members to share a common language and goal when it comes to building inclusion directly into their programming.

Initiative Deliverables

Foundations of Inclusive Child Care Online Training: This training provides an overview of inclusive practices and implementation strategies for inclusion in child care settings. Designed for child care providers, early childhood educators (ECEs), and other professionals in the child care sector, but can be beneficial to anyone working with children.

The Foundations of Inclusive Child Care Training provides an introduction to inclusion and ways to incorporate its principles in child care settings. Inclusion is viewed as a broad and multi-dimensional concept which influences almost every aspect of a child care program. This course focuses on reflective practice and building plans for putting inclusion into action. We know that when more children with support needs and disabilities are included in community child care, everyone benefits!

Training Modules:

  • Module 1- Inclusion: Laying the Foundation
  • Module 2- Inclusion in Development: Social-Emotional Wellbeing
  • Module 3- Accessible and Inclusive Child Care Environments: Physical spaces, Equipment, and Resources
  • Module 4- Promoting Positive Behaviour: Accessing Information and Assistance
  • Module 5- Inclusion in Action

Enrol for free in The Foundations of Inclusive Child Care Training today.

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