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Understanding inclusion in child care and youth programs

APA Citation:

Gregg, K., Golembiewski, K., O’Neal, C. W., Farnsworth, M., & Lucier-Greer, M. (2018). Understanding Inclusion in Child Care and Youth Programs. Auburn, AL: Military REACH.

Abstract Created by REACH:

The Office of Special Needs and Child & Youth Programs (OSN/C&YP) requested a comprehensive literature review to (1) understand and define inclusion in the child care and youth program environments and (2) identify resources that enhance inclusive practices. An emphasis was placed on understanding related laws, reviewing case law, and identifying resources that can aid in the integration of inclusive practices within child care and youth programs.


Mental health
Physical health

Subject Affiliation:



Childhood (birth - 12 yrs)
Preschool age (2 -5 yrs)
School age (6 - 12 yrs)
Adolescence (13 - 17 yrs)
Adulthood (18 yrs & older)
Young adulthood (18 - 29 yrs)


Review of Literature


Gregg, Katy, Golembiewski, Kevin, O'Neal, Catherine Walker, Farnsworth, Meredith, Lucier-Greer, Mallory

Publisher/Sponsoring Organization:

Military REACH

Publication Type:

REACH Publication

Author Affiliation:

Child and Family Development School of Human Ecology, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Georgia Southern University, KG
Associate, Berney & Sang, KG
Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia, CWO
Department of Human Development and Family Science, University of Georgia, MF
Department of Human Development and Family Studies, Auburn University, MLG


Office of Special Needs and Child and Youth Programs, inclusion, access, participation, supports, Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), section 504, Rehabilitation Act of 1973, Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), accommodations, staff training, child and youth programs


Auburn University

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Research Report


This product was developed as a result of a partnership funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) between the DoD’s Office of Military Family Readiness Policy and the U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA) through a grant/cooperative agreement with Auburn University. USDA/NIFA Award No. 2017-48710-27339, Principal Investigator, Mallory Lucier-Greer.

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