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Curriculum Modifications

The EarlyEdU for Inclusion team is wishing you all good health and comfort as we all adjust to this new normal. We hope to continue sharing resources during this challenging time. This newsletter will focus on the curriculum modification of child preferences. These are useful modifications which can be implemented at home, in the community and in the classroom. 

Child Preferences Modification

Utilizing a child's preferences may more readily enable you to reach instructional goals.  Ultimately, if a child is not taking advantage of the available opportunities, you can identify and integrate the child's preferences to promote positive learning experiences. 

Facilitator Guide to Learning Activity
This guide from The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning allows the facilitator to lead a learning activity in which participants break into small groups and are given different scenarios featuring children displaying some measure of difficulty. Students are tasked with trying to incorporate the child's preferences to increase their overall participation.

Planning for Child Preferences
This learning activity presents another resource from The National Center on Quality Teaching and Learning that provides an organizational tool which identifies a child's preference and prompts the user to consider how this preference can seamlessly be incorporated to enhance the child's engagement.

Examples of Child Preferences 
This PDF is an excerpt from Building Blocks for Teaching Preschoolers with Special Needs, Second Edition by Susan Sandall and Ilene Schwartz. Pages 12-14 explore child preferences. In particular, examples are provided around letting the child hold a favorite quiet toy, incorporating the child's favorite activity or toy into a specific area or activity,  or incorporating the child's favorite person into a specific area or activity. 

Media Library Closing to Non-Members

Over the past few months, EarlyEdU has been pleased to provide public access to our EarlyEdU Media Library during this unprecedented time of remote learning. We hope the materials discovered and utilized have been helpful in teaching and training efforts. Public access to the library will close on June 30, 2020. For continued access to the Media Library, please consider becoming a member by June 15, 2020.

Join the Alliance for Media Library Access free of charge and benefit from a multitude of resources.

Who We Are

Early EdU for Inclusion incorporates the experiences of children with disabilities into an array of coursework. Early EdU for Inclusion is a supportive space for Washington Community and Technical College faculty to reimagine or further develop course materials related to equitable and inclusive early childhood classrooms. For more information, contact

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