The Benefits of Inclusive Play

Play is not just fun and games for children; it’s the foundation for their development. Studies indicate that engaging in play enhances children’s skills in planning, organizing, socializing, and managing emotions. Play contributes to the development of language, mathematical, and social competencies, and it also supports children’s ability to manage stress. Inclusive play is a…

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The Role of Inclusion in Child Development and Learning

In the evolving landscape of child development, inclusion is a cornerstone for nurturing an environment where every child, regardless of their abilities or background, can grow, learn, and thrive. At its core, inclusion is about belonging and feeling that your participation and voice are welcome. It’s something everyone desires and deserves. Continue reading to learn…

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Self-Care In the New Year: Reducing Stress and Embracing Support

The holiday season, while filled with joy and festivity, can also be a time of heightened stress for child and youth-serving professionals. Balancing the demands of work with the personal commitments of the season can be challenging, especially in environments committed to inclusive practices and positive behavior support. After all of the holiday hustle and…

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KIT 2023 Holiday Book List: Showcasing Diversity & Disability

As the holiday season approaches, KIT is thrilled to foster a sense of belonging and highlight the values of diversity and disability inclusion with our curated Holiday 2023 Book List. This collection is tailored to benefit young readers, aiming to empower them with stories that mirror the vastness of our world and the diversity within…

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How to Host an Inclusive Halloween: Top Tips for a Spooktacular Celebration

Happy Halloween! To help you plan a more inclusive celebration, we’ve compiled some tips and resources to get you started. Halloween, for many, is a time of costumes, candy, and camaraderie, a beloved “spooky” holiday that brings joy to many, especially children.  The excitement of wearing costumes, getting treats, and simply being a part of…

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Out of School Time Programs: Inclusive Care for ALL Children

Learn why inclusive and welcoming environments are a critical component to creating high-quality out of school time (OST) programs for every child. As schools across the country have begun a new academic year filled with excitement, learning, and new experiences, it’s also important to recognize the crucial role of inclusive care in Out of School…

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Happy Retirement Sara Couron!

Happy Retirement Wishes! September is a month full of transitions. From vacations to back-to-school, from longer to shorter days, and from iced lattes to the pumpkin spiced ones. This year, September also marks the retirement of our longest-tenured Inclusionista, Sara Couron. As our Chief Program Officer, Sara ensured our work was high-quality, efficient, and effective. Sara’s…

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