The Cultivating Inclusion training series focuses on establishing the critical foundation needed for developing an inclusive childcare program. Identify your leadership style, define your philosophy on inclusion, and explore comprehensive and effective inclusion policies to include in your program handbook. Discuss strategies for recruiting, selecting and orienting staff and other team members to build an effective team. Explore intentional systems to plan for meaningful professional development that supports your vision for inclusion, and coaching and mentoring strategies to sustain the implementation of inclusive practices. Discover evidence-based approaches to inclusive practice and explore tools for establishing program standards. Learn strategies for establishing strong partnerships with families and collaboration with other professionals.
This training series is designed to support child care professionals who hold leadership, policy development, or supervisory roles in their programs. This may include family child care providers, center directors and assistant directors, owners, and other program leaders.
This series was made possible with funding from the Maryland Developmental Disabilities Council.