Illinois Early Learning Project

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IEL Tip Sheet

Title: Understanding and Accepting Differences: Why Can't Maria Walk?
Url: https://illinoisearlylearning.org/tipsheets/accept-disabilities/
Languages: English
Spanish Version: La comprensión y aceptación de diferencias: ¿Por qué no puede María caminar?
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/es/tipsheets/accept-disabilities-sp/
Polish Version: Uczymy dzieci zrozumienia i akceptacji inności u innych: Dlaczego Maria nie może chodzić?
https://illinoisearlylearning.org/pl/tipsheets/accept-disabilities-pol/
Source of Publisher: Illinois Early Learning Project
Length of article: Short
Setting for which the article is intended: Home
Family Child Care
Child Care Center
Preschool Program
Intended Audience: Parents/Family
Teachers/Caregivers
Service Providers
Keywords: Anti Bias Practices
Diversity
Social Development
Social Science
Special Needs
Toddlers
Age Levels:
(the age of the children to whom the article applies).
Infants and Toddlers (Birth To Age 3)
Preschoolers (Age 3 Through Age 5)
Learning Areas: SOCIAL STUDIES
PHYSICAL DEVELOPMENT AND HEALTH
SOCIAL/EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT
Goals: 18. Explore people and families.
23. Understand human body systems and factors that influence growth and development.
31. Use social-awareness and interpersonal skills to establish and maintain positive relationships.
Learning Standards: 18.A. Explore people, their similarities, and their differences.
31.A. Develop positive relationships with peers and adults.
31.B. Use communication and social skills to interact effectively with others.
Benchmarks: 18.A.ECa. Recognize similarities and differences in people.
31.A.ECa. Show empathy, sympathy, and caring for others.
Domains: Developmental Domain 1: Social & Emotional Development
Subdomain: Relationship with Peers
Empathy