Instructions

This reflection has a focus of inclusion.   Start by reading the following documents

https://www.naeyc.org/sites/default/files/globally-shared/downloads/PDFs/resources/position-statements/DEC_NAEYC_EC_updatedKS.pdf#:~:text=DEC%20and%20NAEYC%20recog-%20nize%20that%20having%20a,offers%20a%20definition%20of%20early%20childhood%20%20inclusicom

http://www.ecac-parentcenter.org/wp-content/uploads/ECACResourceInclusionFactSheet.pdf

and

Watching the following video: Including Samuel through Films on Demand from the Central Piedmont Library

https://ezproxy.cpcc.edu/login?url=https://fod.infobase.com/PortalPlaylists.aspx?wID=103872&xtid=213658

Next, reflect on what you learned about inclusive practices. You can think back to the ability simulation, Autism discussion, Including Samuel video, and more.  

Using your reflections, write a letter to someone in the Early Childhood field or in an elected position on a topic of inclusion, focusing on a policy or action you’d like to see changed.  Tell them what you know and why you believe it’s important.  Be sure to use at least 3 examples and data to support your stance.   This letter must be submitted for a grade, yet it is your choice if it is delivered to the recipient.  Letterhead is attached to support your letter writing. 

Letter Templates in Word

If you want to focus on a national issue, write to your senator. https://www.govtrack.us/congress/members/NC  (click on the image and you will see an option to contact the senator.)

If you want to focus on a state issue, write to your state legislator:   https://www.ncleg.gov/FindYourLegislators

If you want to focus on a local issue, write to a member of your school board  https://www.cms.k12.nc.us/boe/Pages/default.aspx

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