Supporting Children with Additional Needs in Early Childhood

This course focuses on the inclusion of children with a diverse range of needs in early childhood programs. It is designed for qualified and unqualified staff and students as well as others associated with early childhood education and care.

An increasing number of children with developmental delay, disabilities and other special needs are participating in community based early childhood programs.

Topics covered

  • What is inclusion?
  • Working in a team
  • Strategies for including children with additional needs
  • Communicating with and supporting parents
  • Supporting Children's Communication competence.


2017: $240 (GST-free)

2018: $250 (GST-free)

Course length

Day class of seven hours

Dates and venue for 2017

17 October (Tuesday)
8:45am - 4:30pm
Clayton campus

Dates and venue for 2018

28 March (Wednesday)
8:45am - 4:30pm
Clayton campus

19 June (Tuesday)
8:45am - 4:30pm
Clayton campus


There are no prerequisites for this course.


  • Your presenter will identify a variety of practical tasks during the course
  • Class participation / minimum class attendance is required


You will receive a Certificate of Completion from the Faculty of Education, Monash University.

Professional Recognition

This workshop can contribute to the special needs professional development requirements for VIT registration.