185. A Shared Vision for an Inclusive Future: Inclusive Practices in QRIS

Date: Thursday July 16, 2015
Time: 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location: Camellia 3
Speakers: Melissa Crist, IdahoSTARS Project
Jennifer Miller, WestED Center for Prevention and Early Intervention
Donna Nylander, Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development
Pam Reising-Rechner, Illinois State Board of Education
Kathy Whaley, Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute

High-quality early childhood programs have the capacity to serve children with diverse learning needs, including children with disabilities. This session will provide an overview of trends and state practices that address system components designed to improve program capacity for early childhood inclusion. California, Idaho, and Illinois leaders will highlight their efforts to improve program capacity for early childhood inclusion. Professional development strategies, program and professional recognition approaches, assessment of inclusive practices using the new Inclusive Classroom Profile, along with barriers to implementation and lessons learned, will be shared. A compilation of state and national professional development resources will be provided.


Resources: application/pdf iconSession185PPTasPDF.pdf
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application/pdf iconICSNStandards.pdf
application/pdf iconILInclusionGuidelines.pdf