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Individualizing Care: Providing Training To Childcare Coaches to Support Children with Disabilities

Contact: Ilene Schwartz,

Core Function: Technical Assistance and Outreach Training

This training project will work with the Statewide Early Achievers Project funded by the Department of Early Learning. The goal is to insure that every child care coach in Washington State has training on how to individualize interventions for children with disabilities in child care programs. The training is not meant to supplant early intervention services provided through Part C, but rather to insure that community child care program providers have the training necessary to provide high quality care to children with disabilities who require child care. The content of the training will be based on the "Building Block" model developed by Susan Sandall and Ilene Schwartz. Outcomes of this training will be that families have increased options for child care for their children with disabilities and that the children with disabilities who are enrolled in child care have more positive experiences in those programs.

University of Washington • Center on Human Development and Disability Box 357920 • Seattle WA 98195-7920 USA • 206-543-7701 •

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