•  June 30, 2024
     6:00 am

Preschool Inclusion – Part 1: Moving Illinois Forward (Moodle Course on APPLES Video #189)

Learning Level 1: Introductory/Awareness

Intended Audience – Administrators, ECSE Educators, General Educators, Paraeducators, Family Members, Family Educators, Psychologists, Social Workers, SLPs, OT/PTs

Description – This Moodle Course (based on an Apples Video), Preschool Inclusion: Moving Illinois Forward, is the first in a two-part series that explores Inclusion in Illinois. In part one of the series, the federal and state context surrounding preschool inclusion and current research, including benefits, barriers, and strategies are discussed. We will also hear the perspective of several early childhood professionals and families who have direct experience with inclusion.

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide .75 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CDA (Child Development Associate) credit in area(s) 6
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals

Full participation is required to receive a certificate.

Presenter(s)

  • Ann Kremer
    Ann Kremer is the Project Director for Early CHOICES, whose mission 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.
  • Emily Ropars
    Emily Ropars has worked in the field of early childhood education for 20 years. She worked as a developmental therapist and holds a type 04 with a special education endorsement. Emily’s career has spanned all early childhood settings: a Reggio Emilio inspired university lab early learning center, home visiting as a developmental therapist, early childhood special education teacher in rural Oregon, and Child Development Specialist for Head Start serving DuPage County. Emily started an inclusion program at a private school in Chicago, that is still operating and used as a model for the Archdiocese of Chicago’s inclusion initiatives. She currently is an LRE Specialist for Early Choices.

Venue:  

Free Registration