Care Plan for Children with Special Needs

When children with special needs are in group care, information should be shared by parents/legal guardians and the child’s primary health care provider (PCP) with those who care for him/her.  This Care Plan is a form used to communicate information to child care practitioners who are non-medical professionals. Child care practitioners should make sure they understand the information and obtain any training necessary.  Children with special needs will require the completion of the parts of this Care Plan that document their daily or emergency needs. Additional information may be required for some children. This Fact Sheet and form detail the elements of information needed and why they are important to providing quality child care. Updated 11/2012