Best Practices for Early Childhood Inclusion: Guidance from DEC/NAEYC
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Date: Friday, February 15, 2013
Course #: W714
Time: 9 a.m. - Noon
Credit Available: 0.3 CEUs; 3 CPDUs; 3SWCEUs
This workshop will help participants create and sustain inclusive early care and education programs for children birth to five years. Specific attention will be paid to addressing the needs of diverse children, families, and early care and education providers through the use and evaluation of evidence-based practices. Participants will leave the session with the most up-to-date research on inclusive early childhood settings.
Instructors:Catherine Corr, Ph.D.
Corr has served families and children with special needs in many different capacities, including as an early childhood educator, an early intervention provider and as a therapeutic recreation leader. Catherine's current research interests include identifying effective strategies used to recruit, enroll and sustain the participation of vulnerable families in quality early learning programs. She is specifically interested in how efficiently and effectively young children with special needs are served by early childhood and social welfare programs. Catherine currently serves as a graduate research assistant for the Department of Special Education at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Catherine also serves as the Illinois Voices for Children, Kids Count Policy intern.Natalie Danner, Ph.D.
Danner served as an early childhood inclusion teacher and administrator in New York City for more than ten years, working with young children with and without disabilities. After completing graduate degrees in School Leadership and Early Childhood Special Education, she decided to pursue her doctorate at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Natalie's current research interests include blended early childhood teacher preparation and preschool teachers' attitudes and practices of inclusion. She currently serves as a graduate research assistant for the Illinois Early Childhood Asset Map (IECAM) and graduate intern for the National Center for Montessori Education in the Public Sector.
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