CARA’s Kit provides tools and resources to guide you through the process of making adaptations for individuals or groups of children who are experiencing challenges during every day routines and activities. This resource provides guidance for working with both toddlers and preschool-age children. As you explore various classroom situations you will find that they are linked to Pennsylvania’s Early Learning Standards for Toddlers and Pre-Kindergarten.
Key Characteristics of High-Quality Inclusive Education (Video): This video, part of the STEMIE innovation for inclusion in early education video series, details the key characteristics of high-quality inclusive education.
Anita Zucker Center for Excellence in Early Childhood Studies: Universal design began in the field of architecture with a focus on making buildings and surrounding environments accessible and usable for all people (e.g., adding Braille to elevators for individuals who have loss of vision or cut-out curbs to sidewalks for people who use a wheelchair or walker). Subsequently, Universal Design for Learning provides practitioners with a framework for intentionally and proactively addressing the needs of diverse learners. Start by exploring U is for Universal Design to ensure access, participation, and support across all learning opportunities for our children!
Universal Design for Learning Checklist: Does your classroom use Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? As we’re nearing a new school year, use this excellent UDL Checklist to see how you can ensure equitable access and meaningful participation through flexible and creative approaches.