[R-0152] S1. Laws, Policies, Procedures, and Ethical Principles

Citation: CONNECT Modules. (Producer). (2013). Foundations of Inclusion Birth to Five. Video. Available from http://community.fpg.unc.edu/connect-modules/resources/videos/foundations-of-inclusion-birth-to-five [ or enter “Foundations of Inclusion Birth to Five” in your search window].

Abstract: “This 12:53 minute video provides an overview of inclusion legal and policy foundations and inclusion research, as well as a definition, the desired results and defining features of inclusion in early childhood. The video was produced by CONNECT: The Center to Mobilize Early Childhood Knowledge.” (Website)

Integration: The information presented in this video fits well with content presented in early childhood courses Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Child Development and Child, Family and Community.

Content Focus: Child Development; Child, Family and Community; Introduction to Early Childhood Education; Inclusion; Infants, Toddlers and Twos; Legal and Policy Foundations; Research

Notes: After viewing this video, have students answer the following questions:

  • This video states that children 0 to 3 years of ages receiving support through the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) should receive services in “the natural environment.” What does this mean? It also provides the information that only 50% of children are currently receiving services in an inclusive setting despite solid legislative backing and research support for universal access to inclusive programs. Why do you think this is?
  • The three defining features of inclusion according to this video are access, participation, and supports. Explain each giving examples. Does access in this video mean that a child with disabilities goes to school with peers without disabilities but learns in a self-contained special education classroom with other children identified with disabilities? Explain.