Inclusion in Early Childhood Programs Webinar – Thursday, February 11, 3:00 pm, EST

The National Community of Practice is excited to hear about a free webinar, hosted by the U.S. Department of Education, that is taking place next week.


On Thursday, February 11th, 3:00 pm, EST, The U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services invite you to watch the Google Hangout for a discussion about inclusion in early childhood programs and why it matters to states, early childhood programs, families, and young children with and without disabilities. The discussion kicks off a series of webinars on the research, practice, and public awareness of inclusion in early childhood programs, to be held over the next several months.



Michael Yudin   Assistant Secretary, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U.S. Department of Education
Linda Smith     Deputy Assistant Secretary and Inter-Departmental Liaison for Early Childhood Development, Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Libby Doggett   Deputy Assistant Secretary, Office of Early Learning U.S. Department of Education
Aaron Bishop    Commissioner of the Administration on Disabilities, Administration for Community Living, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Click here to view the event.


Submit Questions

If you have questions for our speakers prior to the event, please post them on twitter at #inclusiongov, or email


Learn more about the Early Learning: Inclusion initiative at

Rachel is the Media & Design Specialist on the Family to Family team at the UMKC-Institute for Human Development, UCEDD. She completed her Master’s in Public Administration with an emphasis in nonprofit management at UMKC. She is proud to say she is a second generation AmeriCorps member! Her passion is where social justice and technology meet. Her specialty is making projects, programs, and organizations look good.

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