Indiana Community Child Care Initiative Grant-Round II
January 1, 2003-March 31, 2004
2- Special Needs Equipment
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
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.”
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:
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
Resources or materials to promote the use of alternative communication
(ex. Sign language)
Equipment to promote safe independent mobility (ex. Wall rails, push
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.
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.
have funding available to purchase equipment for your daycare if:
You have completed 12 hours of training in special needs.
You care for a child with special needs in your childcare home/facility.
You need equipment/curriculum materials to assist the child with special
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
· Developmental delays