When you include children with special needs in your child care program, there are many benefits for everyone involved can experience.
- For the children with special needs, you offer chances to interact with other children, to have some typical childhood fun, to make friends and to have countless chances to learn new skills.
- For the other children, you provide daily proof that being different is no big deal.
- For the parents of children with special needs, you provide a vital service so they can once again work, run errands, shop -- do all the things any parent does.
- To enrich your own teaching, you'll gain new knowledge about child development and, in some cases, you can learn additional skills by working closely with specialists.