Pub. date: 2007 | Online Pub. Date: June 22, 2009 | DOI: 10.4135/9781848607989 | Print ISBN: 9781412907293 | Online ISBN: 9781848607989| Publisher:SAGE Publications LtdAbout this handbook
Chapter 27: Teaching and Learning in the Early Years
Susan A. Fowler & Michaelene M. Ostrosky & Tweety J. Yates
Teaching and learning in the early years Access to childcare and education for young children from birth through to age 5, prior to formal school entry, has become a critical and nearly universal issue for families in today's world. These concerns are exacerbated further, when families have a child with a disability or developmental delay (Odom, 2000). This chapter addresses services for young children with disabilities and their families by considering first those services provided during the infancy and toddler years (birth through to age 2) and secondly through preschool years (ages 3–5) prior to entry into formal schooling. Although the age designations may appear arbitrary, they have set the stage for how services have been developed in the United States over the past 20 years for children with disabilities (Fowler, Hains, & Rosenkoetter, 1989). The chapter also addresses the need to consider the increasing range of cultural and linguistic ...