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Benefits of Inclusive Childcare

The benefits of inclusion are numerous for both students with and without special needs.

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Benefits of Inclusion for Students with Special Needs

  • Friendships
  • Increased social initiations, relationship, friendships and networks
  • Peer role models for social, academic and behavior skills
  • Increased achievement of therapy and IFSP/IEP goals
  • Greater access to general curriculum
  • Enhanced skill acquisition and generalization
  • Increased inclusion in future environments
  • Greater opportunities for interactions
  • Higher expectations
  • Increased school staff collaboration
  • Increased parent participation
  • Families are more integrated into community
  • Affords a sense of belonging
  • Provides a stimulating environment for growth

Benefits of Inclusion for Typically Developing Students

  • Meaningful friendships are cultivated
  • Increased understanding and acceptance of diversity
  • Develops respect for others with diverse characteristics
  • Increases abilities to help others
  • Prepares all students for adult life in an inclusive society
  • Opportunities to master activities by practicing and teaching others
  • Greater academic outcomes
  • Develops capacity for empathy
  • All student’s needs are better met, greater resources for everyone
  • Develops sensitivity toward others' limitations
  • Develops feelings of empowerment and the ability to make a difference
  • Increases abilities to help others
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