Application Form

Indiana Community Child Care Initiative Grant-Round II

Washington County

January 1, 2003-March 31, 2004

Project 2- Special Needs Equipment 

“For a child with special needs, it is critical that the act of daily activities and participation in curriculum is highly dependent on environmental modifications or assistive equipment to promote such things as mobility, communications, and self-care.  With proper selection and use of such equipment the child will be enabled to participate and the provider will have greater capability to plan and direct care and curriculum.” 

“Funding from this proposal would offer assistance in purchasing appropriate assistive equipment, curriculum materials to specifically meet the needs of individual children with special needs.  Examples might include: 

1)       A specialized chair or seating system to enable a child with poor muscle strength/trunk control to sit up while eating or participating in curriculum

2)       Resources or materials to promote the use of alternative communication (ex. Sign language)

3)       Equipment to promote safe independent mobility (ex. Wall rails, push toys, walkers)” 

Goals & Objectives of the Grant:  It is expected that at least 10 providers will receive assistance in purchasing assistive devices, curriculum materials, and guidance on how to use items. 

Measuring the Outcome:  Prior to the grant, there were 6 childcare homes/facilities caring for a child with special needs.  At the end of the grant, there will be 16 homes/facilities providing quality care to children with special needs.




We have funding available to purchase equipment for your daycare if:

1)    You have completed 12 hours of training in special needs.

2)    You care for a child with special needs in your childcare home/facility.

3)    You need equipment/curriculum materials to assist the child with special needs.

Match Amount Required: $1 of your match per $2 of grant funding.


Children with special needs are those children who exhibit exceptionalities, which may require adaptations to curriculum, learning materials, methodology, facilities, equipment, and/or support services to meet their individual learning/physical needs. 

·        Cognitive impairments

·        Emotional impairments

·        Behavioral impairments

·        Learning disabilities

·        Physical disabilities

·        Health impairments (ex. Asthma, Diabetes, Epilepsy, etc.)

·        Speech impairments

·        Communication disorders

·        Sensory impairments (vision, hearing)

·        Multiple disabilities

·        Giftedness

·        Developmental delays

Application Form