Benefits of Inclusion

Inclusive child care allows parents and other primary care providers to work with confidence of knowing that their child is safe.

Additional benefits families have reported include:

  • Acceptance and discovery of their own children’s abilities, strengths and needs.
  • Security of knowing there are other people who can safely care for their child in a nurturing environment.
  • The knowledge that all children have both positive and challenging moments.

Other benefits children with or without disabilities receive through inclusive child care:

  • Attending the same program as other children from their neighborhood or school.
  • Learning through peer modeling the skills and lessons that only children can teach one another.
  • Increased feeling of belonging.
  • Understanding and acceptance of individual differences which children will carry with them throughout their lives.