With appropriate advanced planning, children with special needs can successfully participate. In order to best meet special needs in an elementary school-based child care setting, we need the following from the parents/guardians and children:

  • complete information regarding the child’s special needs
  • a completed intake form to help identify supports
  • a meeting prior to starting the program (as needed)
  • ongoing communication with the staff

If the parent/guardian does not inform Kids Club of a child’s special needs and those needs significantly impact the child’s success in the program, child care services may be suspended until an appropriate level of support can be arranged. Children must be toilet-trained (unless a significant physical disability prevents self-toileting - signed medical release authorization must be on file to offer diapering in these instances).

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Jennifer Herlick
Inclusion Coordinator