CHILDREN IN PRESCHOOL ARE 8 TIMES MORE LIKELY THAN K-12 STUDENTS TO BE EXPELLED.
Preschool Intervention/Inclusion is known informally as The SUNSHINE Project. A team of child care consultants provide support to children 0 to 5 enrolled in child care with developmental delays, challenging social/emotional behaviors and/or special needs by offering education and technical assistance to early educators and caregivers. Consultants also assist families of participating children with accessing needed services in the community.
WHAT DO THEY DO?
A team of child care consultants provide technical assistance to teachers focused on successful classroom inclusion. Consultants meet with the program director, the child’s teacher and their family and then conduct classroom observations and an assessment. After they identify strategies, they work with the teacher to implement the strategies through classroom coaching.
Children may be referred by their teacher or family; families must provide consent before services begin.
WHAT’S THE SUCCESS RATE?
Since 2006, 99% of children whose teachers received support from the SUNSHINE Project have successfully remained in their programs.
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2229 Riverside Drive
Asheville, NC 28804