What is the Inclusive Child Care Program?

The goal of the Inclusive Child Care (ICC) Program is to support licensed child care programs and approved family day homes agencies to successfully meet the developmental needs of all children by building their capacity and confidence to create an inclusive environment for all children.

The ICC Program is funded by the Alberta government and administered by Key Connections Consulting Inc. in the southern Alberta region. It is free to access for eligible child care programs.

What is provided?

The ICC program is focused on building skills for programs and educators that:

  • Support the inclusion of all children
  • Support best practice strategies for inclusive practices in early education
  • Support and meet the developmental needs of all children
  • Support the education and implementation of trauma informed best practices
  • Enhance knowledge and navigation of available community supports in their area

Available supports include:

  • Information and referral services
  • Observation and consultation sessions provided by ICC program coaches, speech-language pathologists, behaviour consultants, and/or occupational therapists
  • Support plans developed collaboratively with the program and multi-disciplinary team of professionals to enhance skills related to early childhood learning and development
  • Professional development opportunities

What to expect?

  • Regular coaching and consultation sessions
  • Receive recommendations for skills and strategies to support the capacity of educators and programs
  • Directors and team leaders of the program will be required to participate in programming in order to build consistency across the entire child care program

How do I access this service?

Referrals are submitted by the child care program and can be accessed by clicking on the button below: