ECSE 603. Integrated Early Childhood Programs I. 2 Hours.
Semester course; 2 lecture hours. 2 credits. Offered in hybrid format. Examines the needs, opportunities, resources and barriers to early intervention and inclusive early childhood programs in Virginia and local communities. State and federal laws and policies, research-based practices and local models will be studied to understand the context for systems change. A planning process that includes funding mechanisms, staffing patterns, curricula service models, family participation options, resource coordination and program evaluation procedures will be emphasized.