Community Living and Self Determination

Child Care

The Council believes that children and families benefit from a range of inclusive, flexible child care options.

DD Council’s Child Care Recommendations and Collaborative Action Plan October 17, 2014

Past Initiatives

Child Care Center Inclusive Training Project

In collaboration with the Department of Children and Family Services and the Arc - Baton Rouge, the Council supported training and technical assistance to child care staff, trainers, technical assistance providers and others to support the inclusion of children with developmental disabilities.  Additionally, a stakeholder group was assembled to review and make recommendations to the special needs rate and Quality Start Child Care Rating System.  One goal of this project was to have a searchable web-based listing of child care centers meeting the inclusion standards.