What are the requirements for child care facilities around children with disabilities?

The federal Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requires that all child care providers make reasonable efforts to accommodate individual needs of children with disabilities. Examples of services include:

  • Schedule adjustments for children who take medication
  • Having staff who are trained in sign language
  • Putting signs in Braille on the belongings of children who are blind
  • Removing physical barriers or offering alternative means of access for disabled children.