A Thinking Guide to Inclusive Childcare

This guide offers ideas and strategies to support staff in developing childcare practices that consider the needs of children with and without disabilities. It also offers methods for promoting an inclusive experience for the families and children in staff care.


Your program can operate as “a thinking organization” by learning to ask the kinds of questions that lead to creative solutions for the education, support and inclusion of young children with a wide range of abilities. This guide does not try to tell you what to do for a child with a specific disability. Instead, you will learn how to engage staff and families in conversations that can help you respond to challenges as they arise. Full text» [PDF, 2.01MB].

A Thinking Guide to Inclusive Childcare. For Those Who Care About Young Children With and Without Disabilities. Sweet, Mark. Disability Rights Wisconsin. 2008. English. [PDF, 2.01MB].

Last Reviewed: November 2009

Last Updated: November 13, 2014