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Project ACT is recruiting cohorts of early childhood leaders to participate in this free professional development opportunity, made possible by

Dd Council


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. There is no cost for participation in this series, but we do ask for a commitment to participate in all three training modules. Those who complete the series will receive 9 COK hours. At this time, all modules will be conducted in live webinar format.

Cohort 1

Roots of Inclusion

Wednesday, September 16th, 6:30-9:30pm

Branches of Inclusion

Wednesday, October 21st, 6:30-9:30pm

Blooms of Inclusion

Wednesday, November 18th, 6:30-9:30pm

Cohort 2

Roots of Inclusion

Thursday, September 17th, 9:00-12:00pm

Branches of Inclusion

Thursday, October 22nd, 9:00-12:00pm

Blooms of Inclusion

Thursday, November 19th, 9:00-12:00pm

This project was supported, in part by grant number CFDA 93.630, from the U.S. Administration for Community Living, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.