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This page gives you a quick way to find out more about online and hybrid courses offered at MiraCosta. Click any course title to learn more about the course. Many instructors add details here about expectations for the course and what students need to do to get started.

Courses listed as "Online Only" may be completed entirely online.
Courses listed as "Hybrid" will have some class activity that takes place at a designated location in addition to your online coursework. This activity may range from a few proctored exams to regular meetings on a MiraCosta campus.

Children with Special Learning Needs

This course focuses on learning to work with children with a wide range of abilities, challenging behaviors, and other special learning needs in inclusive early childhood settings. Topics include attention to relevant special education legislation and family-focused practices. The course emphasizes adapting programming, curriculum and classroom teaching strategies to meet the needs of all young children, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Subject: CHLD
Course Number: 240
Section Number: 1739
Units: 3
Instructor: Welch-Scalco, Rhonda

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Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
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Office: T-114
Office hours: TBD
Phone: 760 757 2121 ext 2392
Instructor notes: This course is fully online and will be launched in Canvas. The textbook we will be using is: Cook, R.E., Klein, M.D., and Chen, D (2016) Adapting Early Childhood Curricula for Children with Disabilities and Special Needs. 10th edition. If you are enrolled in the course, I will be sending a welcome email a week prior to the class starting. I will also open the orientation modules at that time so you can take a peek at the syllabus and get acquainted with using Canvas. NOTE: You are required to post an introduction post in the "Introduction Discussion Board" before the end of the day on the second day of class, January 23, 2020. Failure to post an introduction may result in being dropped from the class. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to me at

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