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Early childhood teachers often ill prepared to care for children with disabilities

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University of North Carolina. Frank Porter Graham Child Development Centre.
Fact sheet
Publication Date: 
1 Aug 2006

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While the majority of preschool classrooms have at least one child with a disability, teachers often have little or no training in education and caring for these children. A survey of those overseeing early childhood teacher preparation programs reveals that even though early intervention and special education is part of many programs' missions, coursework and training often fall short, according to new research published in the Journal of Early Intervention.