In this short course, learners will explore the meaning of inclusion and how this applies to practice in an early years setting. Understand the barriers to inclusion, and how to overcome them. Know how to adapt activities and include every child and their families in setting life. Gain a better understanding of how to promote diversity, equality, and inclusion, and support others to do the same.
- You will learn to use inclusion in settings to help the development of communities where all people are equally valued and have the same opportunities for participation
- You will learn about identifying the barriers that stop people from participating fully, understanding what causes these barriers, and finding solutions to overcome them
- You will learn that it is important for practitioners to try to find ways to adapt activities and include those with additional needs so they can participate in activities along with their peers
- You will learn ways in which practitioners can promote diversity, equality and inclusion, and support others to do so
Advantages of this course
- Inclusion means involving all children, young people, and adults in mainstream society, including those with disabilities and/or learning difficulties
- Legislation and statutory guidance are in place to ensure that all children have the right to reach their full potential and have an excellent start to life irrespective of their background, race, colour or gender. This means they should not face discrimination, which can have a damaging effect on children and adults alike.
- This course explains more about what is meant by inclusion, and offers further information about those individuals who might not be included. You will see ways to promote diversity, equality, and inclusion and support others to do so, as well as how to challenge discrimination.
- Additional activities encourage you to reflect on your learning
- There is also suggested extended reading that gives both practical information and links to websites to expand knowledge