•  October 7, 2024
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  •  November 4, 2024
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  •  December 2, 2024
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  •  February 3, 2025
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  •  March 3, 2025
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
  •  April 7, 2025
     4:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Conversations Around Inclusive Practices in Early Childhood Education: A Community of Practice (online)

Learning Level 2: Intermediate/Application

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

Description – This Community of Practice (CoP) is designed for conversations around inclusive practices in early childhood education. This is an opportunity for you to discuss what is relevant for you around inclusive practices and discuss strategies with one another in order to provide a safe, comfortable, inclusive environment for young children. Joining all three meetings is encouraged, but not required. Those who miss a meeting(s) will still be eligible to receive a certificate, after the CoP, for credit hours earned (1-6 hours).

Continuing Education – This webinar will provide 6 contact hours for the following:

  • Educator License Renewal
  • CE credit for SLP, SW, LCPC, PT, and OT professionals

For CoPs only, participants may miss a meeting and still get a certificate for partial credit for the other meeting(s) they attend. However, full participation within each meeting is required.


  • Bridget Meis
    Bridget Meis, M.S. Ed, is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. During her time with STARnet, she has presented on a variety of topics including: Apps and Assistive Technology, Social/Emotional development, Creative Curriculum, Teaching Strategies GOLD, Portfolios, Lesson Planning, Mathematics in Early Childhood, Science and Mathematics, STEAM and Family Engagement. Bridget has worked in the field of Early Childhood Education since 2003. She received her Bachelor's degree in Early Childhood Education from Illinois State University and her Master's degree in Early Childhood Education from Erikson Institute. Bridget has worked in a variety of early childhood programs with diverse groups of children from as young as six weeks old to children in fifth grade. Bridget has served children and families in private childcare programs and most recently with Head Start.
  • Cecilia Mintz
    Cecilia Mintz, B.S. Ed, is an Early Childhood Resource Specialist for STARnet Regions I & III. She has worked in Early Childhood since 2007. Cecilia has worked with a diverse population at Head Start. While working with Head Start she guided children with Project Approach. Cecilia worked at engaging families in their child’s education by encouraging their input on family goals involving their child. She collaborated with local education agencies on IEPs.
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