Children with disabilities face barriers to accessing Early Childhood Development (ECD) services, and existing services often do not meet their specific needs. Culturally sensitive parenting interventions, in partnership with ECD training programs, can empower parents to support their child’s optimal development and school readiness. However, there is a lack of knowledge and funding for ECD interventions for children with disabilities, perpetuating inequities. Parenting interventions that enhance parent-child interactions and skills can make a significant impact on a child’s cognitive, language, motor, and socioemotional development. By bridging the gap between parents, teachers, and communities, we can unlock the potential of children with disabilities and ensure they are ready to thrive in school. It’s time to prioritize inclusive ECD initiatives and empower parents to be champions of their child’s education.
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