Unique Abilities

Early Learning Coalition of Seminole Warm Line:

State of Florida Warm Line (toll-free):

Description of Inclusion

in·clu·sion, n. 1. to have as part of a whole, contain, comprise. 2. to take into account and include.

Inclusion is… “…a value that supports the right of all children, regardless of their diverse abilities, to participate actively in natural settings within their communities.”

– Division of Early Childhood Position Statement on Inclusion, 2000

The Early Learning Coalition of Seminole advocates and supports children with unique abilities being included in quality early childhood program. The Coalition employs an Inclusion Specialist to ensure child care providers and parents have a resource with expertise and knowledge for successful inclusion.

The Inclusion or “Child Development” Specialist can help with topics including but not limited to:

  • Curriculum issues
  • Strategies for Managing behavior
  • Child Development Concerns
  • Health
  • Environmental adaptations
  • Laws and regulations (i.e. The Americans with disabilities Act)

There are inclusion specialists at each coalition office in our State and all are dedicated to:

  1. To increase the number of providers who offer quality inclusive programs for children with disabilities and special health care needs
  2. To enhance the confidence, ability level, and education of caregivers who care for children with disabilities and special health care needs
  3. To assist providers and the families they serve in understanding and accessing the community resources and services available for children with disabilities and special health care needs
  4. To increase community awareness of the need for, the requirements of, and the benefits associated with inclusive child care for all children

“For Americans without disabilities, technology makes things easier, and for those with disabilities, technology makes things possible.”

– Council on Disabilities

Additional Resources

Florida Department of Education


Florida Department of Education: Gardiner Scholarship Program


Florida Department of Health


Federation for Families


Autism Society of Greater Orlando


Autism Speaks


Birth through three Early Steps Program


SCPS Exceptional Student Support Services


Florida Inclusion Network


Down Syndrome Association of Central Florida


Spina Bifida Association of Central Florida


Disability is Natural

Parent and Child Development Websites

Our Partners

division of early learning / vpk


seminole county gov logo


florida prepaid college


united way logo


seminole state college

Early Learning Coalition of Seminole

280 Hunt Park Cove
Longwood, FL 32750-7567
Phone: 407-960-2460
Fax: 407-960-2489

Hours of Operation

Monday - Thursday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm Fridays - Closed

Learn How You Can Help!
Wordpress Social Share Plugin powered by Ultimatelysocial
Follow by Email