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Building Inclusive Communities in Early Childhood

October 29, 2018

Devens Common Center, Devens, MA


Check in begins at 8:30


The Departments of Early Education and Care (EEC) and Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) invite:


Special Education Directors, Early Childhood Coordinators, Teachers, Early Care and Education Directors, Head Start Disabilities/Education Coordinators, Family Services Coordinators, PEG Coordinators, Early Intervention Directors and Community Partners

Join us to:

  • Hear from renowned,  national experts on inclusion  – Rich Villa and Dr. Jacque Thousand
  • Learn about regulations, polices, and best practices to create quality inclusive early childhood services
  • Ensure services are grounded in access, participation and supports for children with and without disabilities
  • Receive leadership strategies to support inclusion
  • Learn support strategies to engage families around inclusive practices
  • Develop an action plan to begin to assess inclusion supports in your district and community

Outcomes of the Building Inclusive Community (BIC) Initiative:

  • Receive information regarding The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act definition and what the research says about inclusion and inclusive practices in early childhood;
  • Develop an action plan that describes  how your team will create strong partnerships with community partners to strengthen inclusive practices;
  • Receive strategies for building relationships with families to engage them in decisions around inclusion;
  • Learn and implement practices to address disproportionality and implicit bias;
  • Receive strategies, resources, and tools for developing appropriate practices for promoting inclusive settings and,
  • Learn ways to implement good inclusive practices and sustain this work to build strong community connections for children with and without disabilities


Here is the link to join:


Courses on Social Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning (SEL/APL)

Early childhood educators are invited to register for two different facilitated courses: the ten-hour online version of the Introductory Course on the Massachusetts Standards for Preschool and Kindergarten Social and Emotional Learning and Approaches to Play and Learning, OR a four-hour online course on Family Engagement in Social Emotional Learning. The Collaborative for Educational Services (CES) developed both courses in partnership with the Department of Early Education and Care and Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (EEC and DESE).

DESE is sponsoring multiple presentations of these courses for the coming year using the Blackboard learning platform. Each class is limited to 20 participants. Educators who complete the full ten-hour course earn 10 professional development points (PDPs) or 1 continuing education unit (CEU). For further information about the courses, contact Jane Haltiwanger at jhaltiwanger@doe.mass.edu.

Additional dates for each course may be added in the future.

Name of course:SEASON/QUARTER Dates: Online course facilitator and email contact  for registration information:
FALL 2018:
Intro to SEL/APL standards 





Intro to SEL/APL standards

September 24-October 28 (course start may be delayed a week or two if sufficient registration is not received by 9/21 

October 15-November 16

Caroline Blackmancaroline.blackman@gmail.com





Dotti McDevitt


WINTER: 2019
Intro to SEL/APL standardsIntro to SEL/APL standards


Family Engagement in SEL

January 14-February 17January 6-February 10


January 7-February 1

Jody Figueridoj.figuerido@iepd.org

Caroline Blackman


Dotti McDevitt


SPRING 2019:
Intro to SEL/APL standards 

Intro to SEL/APL standards


Family Engagement in SEL

March 11-April 12 

March 25-April 28


April 22-May 26

Dotti McDevittdmcdevitt@cacci.cc


Caroline Blackman



Jody Figuerido





Save the Date! EarlyEdCon returns Saturday, October 13!

Please join us for the fourth annual EarlyEdCon in Burlington, Massachusetts. EarlyEdCon is a freeall day conference dedicated to early education and out of school time professionals in public and community based settings. The event will focus on best practices in early childhood as they relate to children’s development, birth through school-age. Sessions will focus on language and literacy skills, social-emotional development, STEM, leadership, and other important topics in early childhood.

Participants will have the opportunity to earn EEC professional development hours, continuing education units (CEUs), or professional development points (PDPs) through Burlington Public Schools.

This event is a shared opportunity with the Massachusetts Department of Early Education and Care (EEC), Salem State University, the Region 3 Educator and Provider Support (EPS) Partnership, and Burlington Public Schools.


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