Universal Design for Early Childhood Education: Ensuring Access and Equity for All

Darragh, Johnna
October 2007
Early Childhood Education Journal;Oct2007, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p167
Academic Journal
This article introduces the framework of Universal Design for Early Childhood Education (UDECE). The goal of the framework is to synthesize best practices within the field of early childhood education and special education, providing a template to support access and equity for all children. The UDECE framework includes examination of issues of access, the provision of high quality educational practices, and issues of accountability for success and equity. By placing the needs of all children at the core, UDECE extends philosophies embracing full inclusion into pathways through which this goal can be supported.


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