Meaningful Inclusion in Early Childhood Classrooms: A How-To
April 1 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Presenter(s): Evelyn Green & Ann Kremer
About This Workshop:
Join us to learn about practical strategies that support all learners. This is an opportunity to learn about adaptations and modifications to implement in your inclusive EC classrooms. Share some strategies you use as well as learn what others are doing in their classrooms. Walk away with effective strategies that you can implement this week.
About the Presenter(s):
Evelyn Polk Green is the STAR NET Region V Project Director. She has been involved in early childhood education for over 30 years, working as a teacher assistant, classroom teacher, resource specialist, coach and administrator. A graduate of National Louis and Northern Illinois Universities, Evelyn is active in child and adult mental health advocacy. She serves as a member of the Network on Children’s Mental Health Research funded by the MacArthur Foundation and is a past board member and National President of both the Attention Deficit Disorder Association (ADDA) and CHADD (Children and Adults with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder).
Ann Kremer is the Project Director for Early CHOICES the preschool LRE initiative of the Illinois State Board of Education. The mission of Early CHOICES is to increase high quality inclusive opportunities for young children. Ann has a masters of education in early childhood education. She has been working towards inclusive education her entire career as a provider, consultant and as a leader. Ann is committed to this work as a professional and also as a parent of a young man with Down syndrome who experienced inclusive education and continues to be an active participant in his community.
Content Level: Introductory Level- Remembering/Understanding
Topic Area: Special Needs/Inclusion
Gateways Content Area: E – Interactions Relationships and Environments CDA Content Area: CDA 8 – Child Development