children playing

Writing an inclusion policy: A guide for child care centres and homes

Printer-friendly versionSend by emailPDF version
Healthy Child Manitoba, Government of Manitoba
Book / booklet
Publication Date: 
1 Aug 2009


This aim of this guide is to help child care centres and family child care homes develop an inclusion policy. Inclusion means children of all abilities have equal access to and participate meaningfully in child care programs. Developing an inclusion policy supports high quality, inclusive, early learning and child care. A policy guides each program and daily decisions. It should be based on the principles of inclusion and adapted to each specific program. This guide provides general information and the steps to writing an inclusion policy statement. If child care centres and family child care homes already have an inclusion policy, this guide can be used to review and revise inclusion policies, if necessary.