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  • Lesson plans? State standards? Adaptations? We can help!

    • Monday, October 20, 2014

    YEC Monograph 16, Blending Practices for All Children focuses on blending instructional approaches to meet the needs of children with and without disabilities in inclusive settings. We believe that blending practices means creating a high-quality early childhood environment that merges developmentally appropriate practices with DEC's Recommended Practices for working with children with special needs. Preschoolers with and without disabilities deserve the types of rich learning experiences that teachers who intentionally plan can provide in inclusive classrooms.

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