Tiny Bliss Child Care Special Needs Care Plan Policy
this policy is important:
Child care programs
provide public accommodation and therefore must comply with the Americans with
Disabilities Act. Child care programs should be committed to meeting the needs
of all children, regardless of special health care needs or disabilities. As
the numbers of children with chronic health conditions such as asthma,
allergies, and diabetes increases, as well as the number of children with
emotional or behavior issues, the ability of programs to plan for and include
all children is critical. Inclusion of children with special needs has been
shown to enrich the child care experience for all staff, and children and
families of enrolled children.
and Practices, including responsible person(s):
1. Children with
special needs will be accepted into our program under the guidelines of the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).
2. All families will
be treated with dignity and with respect for their individual needs and/or
3. Tiny Bliss Child
Care will be responsible for ensuring that confidentiality about special needs
is maintained for all families and staff in the program.
Tiny Bliss Child
Care will ensure that when a child with a special need is identified on the
Child Care Application Form, the family will be given a Special Health Care
Plan and Emergency Information for Children with Special Needs Form to be
filled out by the family and health care provider collaboratively with a member
of the child care program staff.
5. Children with
special needs will be given the opportunity to participate in the program to
the fullest extent possible. To accomplish this, child care program may consult
with agencies/organizations as needed, provided parental permission is granted
(Authorization for Release of Information form). Inclusion of program staff on
IFSP and IEP case conferences is desired to ensure the child care program
provides the most supportive environment possible.
6. All staff will
receive general training on the benefits of inclusion of children with special
needs and training on specific accommodations that any child in their
classrooms may need. The knowledge of parents and health care professionals
involved in the care of the child with special needs will be consulted to
determine accommodations and or therapy requirements.
individual written plan of care for children with special care needs will be
followed in all emergency situations. Tiny Bliss Child Care is responsible for
making sure the plan shall be updated annually, at a minimum.
the policy applies:At all times
plan for staff and parents:
Staff and volunteers
will receive a written copy of this policy in their orientation packets before
beginning work at the facility. All parents will receive a written copy of this
policy in the parent handbook and a copy of this policy will be posted on the
parent bulletin board in each classroom. Parents, staff, and volunteers will
receive a written copy of any updates.