New Jersey MAP to Inclusive Child Care Team

VISION: All children in New Jersey will have equal access to affordable,
high quality, developmentally appropriate and culturally competent child care.
The interagency MAP to Inclusive Child Care Team has been meeting regularly since 1997 to discuss strategies for increasing and enhancing the inclusion of children with special needs in child care settings.

The MAP Team includes representatives from the Department of Human Services, the Department of Education (Office of Special Education, Office of Early Childhood Education and Learning Resource Centers), Department of Health, (NJ Early Intervention Systems, Child and Community Health Services Specialized Pediatrics, and Special Child Health Services), Statewide Parent Advocacy Network (SPAN), NJ School-Age Care Coalition (NJSACC), Early Intervention providers, Head Start, Child Care Resource and Referral Agencies, disability organizations, child care providers, parents, trainers, and advocates for children with special needs.

The MAP Team provides guidance to the NJ Inclusive Child Care Project (www.spannj.org/njiccp) that offers on-site technical assistance, workshops and presentations at state and national conferences.

Resources Flier:
Resources for Including Children with Special Needs in Child Care Settings
Meeting schedule:
Location: Twin Rivers Branch, 276 Abbington Drive, East Windsor, NJ 08520
Time: 10 am to noon

2016
  • Tuesday October 11

MAP Team Position Statements:
The MAP to Inclusive Child Care 2013 Position Statement
The MAP to Inclusive Child Care 2013 Philosophy Statement

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