Current Online Course Schedule

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 disabilities, challenging behaviors, and other special learning needs in inclusive early childhood settings. Topics include how individual child needs are assessed, how they impact families, and how programming and curriculum can be adapted to meet the needs of all young children, including those from culturally diverse backgrounds.

Subject: CHLD
Course Number: 240
Section Number: 2990
Units: 3
Instructor: Welch-Scalco,Rhonda

Instructor information about this course

Learning Management System (LMS) for this course: Canvas
LMS link:
Course start page:
Course email:
Office: Virtual--emails only
Office hours:
Instructor notes:

This course will be launched in Canvas and will have NO TEXTBOOK. All readings are available for free online at:

NOTE: if you want to purchase a paper reader, you may do so at the campus bookstore (contact them to see if it is available for purchase) and you may also purchase Inclusion Works! there, as well.

A copy of the paper reader and the Inclusion Works! book will also be available at the library on reserve. 

If you are enrolled in the course, look for an email about the course before it begins on September 5th.  You are required to post an introduction post in the introduction discussion board before the end of the day on the first day of class, September 5, 2017.  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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