Easterseals has developed these tools to help child care providers address these key barriers to inclusive child care. We have taken on this project in an effort to increase both the quality and quantity of inclusive child care in our nation. Together we can expand and improve our child care services to children of all abilities.
Financial Projection Toolkit
If you are considering establishing an inclusive child development center (CDC), this Financial Projection Toolbox is for you. Whether this is the first time you have considered a CDC, or you have been running one for the last decade and want to expand to a different site, this toolbox will be useful.
Facility Design Guide*
The design guide provides information and strategies to ensure that child care facilities are welcoming and usable for everyone. Due to the large file size of the design guide, it cannot be downloaded from this site. Please use the Child Care Solutions Package order form (in Adobe PDF format) to obtain this guide as a booklet or in electronic format on CD ROM.
Operating Standards for High Quality Inclusive Child Care** (74 KB in Adobe PDF format)
This guide will assist the user in gaining an understanding of what has to be in place for a center to provide a high quality inclusive program that will serve children of all abilities.
Order the High Quality Inclusive Child Care Solutions Package (in Adobe PDF format)
The Child Care Solutions package for providers is also available to be shipped to your home or work. The materials are available free of charge. The charges indicated on the order form are to cover the costs of shipping and replication. Download the order form in PDF format.
Contact Easterseals Child Development Center Network Staff for additional information. An implementation guide for the Operating standards for High Quality Inclusive Child Care is available for organizations who choose to partner with Easterseals in the integration of children of all abilities in their center.