At Bouncing Bubbles Child Care, we accept and welcome children of all abilities. Our program supports the full inclusion of children who require additional support because of a physical, cognitive, social or emotional need. We follow federal and state laws and regulations pertaining to educating and caring for children with disabilities, including The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), The Rehabilitation Act Section 504 and The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
We believe that each child deserves an environment and experiences that promote growth in all areas of his or her development. We use program approaches that best meet the needs of each child and his or her family. Indoor and outdoor areas are arranged so all children can move freely and make choices based on their abilities, interests and needs. Opportunities are provided to participate in social free play and routines throughout the day. We provide developmentally appropriate group experiences and encourage the socialization of every child with peers.
Input from the family is respected, valued and encouraged as part of the decision making process for their child. We work with parents/guardians and early intervention professionals who have valuable knowledge and expertise to share with each other. We value being involved with IFSP and IEP teams.
Bouncing Bubbles is committed to learning more about various disabilities and full inclusion as part of our annual training plan. We receive professional development in current areas of child development, research, theory and practice.
All Children Belong Here
Our Promise to You
- We will build an open, safe, and mutually respectful community in which each child and each family is an important and equal member.
- We will never allow differences of any kind to be an excuse to make fun of, exclude, or hurt you.
- We will listen to what worries you and give you thoughtful, age-appropriate information and support.
- We will nurture you to feel strong and proud about yourself and your family.
- We will facilitate your skills to be friends with classmates who are alike and different from you.
- We will honor your family’s importance to you by building respectful partnerships with them.
- We will provide support to you and your family when they feel stress, anxiety, or fear because of current events or acts of prejudice or hate.
- We will learn about and help your family use legal and community resources to keep you safe.
- We will work to uproot our own personal biases as adults and will speak out against prejudice and bias wherever we encounter it.
- We will mobilize our courage and become active with others to resist and change any policies and practices that threaten to hurt you or your family.
(Reprinted from L. Derman-Sparks & J.O. Edwards, “Living Our Commitments: A Pledge to All Children and Families,” Exchange (March/April 2017): 34