Additional resources in early childhood education and care for the inclusion of children with disabilities, disadvantages or difficulties, Lot1 and Lot3
The aim of this assignment was to document examples of good practice that increase the access, inclusiveness and quality of ECEC services for children who require greater support and to identify elements of ECEC which are particularly important in increasing the accessibility, inclusiveness and quality of these services. In order to achieve these objectives the core project team which consisted of PPMI staff and VBJK experts, with the help of national experts conducted:
- Desk research to produce a European overview on different arrangements used in Europe to include disadvantaged children and children with disabilities into ECEC, on needs and challenges these groups of children face in order to access mainstream ECEC services and an overview of policies and legislation available in different European countries to provide the additional resources for the inclusion of these children.
- Case study analysis to produce a detailed description of five good practices in providing additional resources in ECEC for the inclusion of disadvantaged children and children with disabilities in mainstream ECEC and assess their sustainability.
The project resulted in preparation of two reports:
* Lot 1 – Report about additional resources in early childhood education and care for the inclusion of children with disabilities, including five case studies;
* Lot 3 – Report about additional resources in early childhood education and care for the inclusion of children with disadvantages arising primarily from socio-economic, cultural, and/or linguistic factors, including five case studies.