Session 5: Making It Happen for Families

This session is designed to help participants consider issues that arise when including infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families in early care and education programs and to practice the "Cause to Pause" activity for identifying issues in inclusive settings.

Session 4: Drew's Family Story of Inclusion

This session uses the video Preschool Inclusion: Drew as the foundation for learning about an array of resources needed to support the inclusion of a child with a disability.

Session 1: Creating Bright Futures (Collaboration and Teaming)

The session, Creating Bright Futures: A Vision for Including Young Children with Disabilities and their Families in Early Care and Education Programs, is intended as the first step toward helping participants explore a vision of inclusion based on images and ideas from programs throughout the country.

Session 1: Creating Bright Futures (Building Relationships with Families)

Creating Bright Futures: A Vision for Including Young Children with Disabilities and their Families in Early Care and Education Programs is intended as the first step toward helping participants think about creating a vision of what inclusion will look like in their programs and communities.

Session 6: An Inclusion Story

The Christopher's Story video is used in this session to consider what "inclusive services" means and can look like for a young child with a disability and his family.

Session 2: Developing Your Vision for Inclusion

This session builds on Session 1, Creating Bright Futures, and asks participants to consider their individual, program, and/or community visions for including young children with disabilities and their families.

Session 9: Transition at Age 3

The process of transition for a child with disabilities at age 3 and their family is the focus of this session. Participants explore strategies that service providers can use to support families and ensure smooth transitions between infant/toddler services and preschool services (early intervention and preschool special education services, early care and education, and other preschool programs).