Resources Especially for Child Care Providers and Preschools (Resources updated, June 2017) (Center for Parent Information & Resources, CPIR)
Wherever you work, children come to you with gifts, curiosity, challenges, and needs. They are small wonders, to be sure, and as full of diversity as society itself. And because disability is a natural part of life, it’s also likely that some of your little ones may have a disability or a developmental delay that can impact their learning and growth.
As a child care provider or preschool teacher, you may even be among the first to notice a child’s difficulties or special needs. That’s why, quite often, child care providers and preschool teachers play a key role in recognizing that a child may need special help and in connecting families with the systems of that help that address children’s developmental and disability-related needs.