Training System to Support AoE in Inclusion of Children with Special Needs

Category: Child Care

  • Investment Partner: SASED
  • Investment Location: Statewide

This grant project supported activities to implement the new Award for Excellence in Inclusion of Children with Special Needs which was part of a new quality rating system for early childhood programs in child care, public school, and Head Start based on a systematic assessment of standards. The project expanded its focus to support Illinoi stakeholders in following recommendations of a U.S. Dept. of Education and Health and Human service Policy Statement on Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs. An Early Childhood Inclusi9on Summit educated all stakeholders involved in work with young children and provided recommendations for coordinated work. Through existing committees and agencies, identified actions are taken on and reconvenes of the Summit attendees tracks progress.


Ann Kremer

Margaret Harkness