What is the difference between an accommodation and inclusion in a child care setting?
Inclusion ensures that all individuals with disabilities can learn alongside their non-disabled peers.Appropriate accommodations are ensured for children with disabilities which is how their needs are met in the child care setting. For example, we may have a child sit near the provider if they are hearing impaired. Or add large knobs to puzzle pieces to help children with a physical disability to be able to manipulate the pieces more easily. These accommodations allow all children, both children with and without disabilities, to be in the same, inclusive setting.